Islamabad, 30 June 2022 (TDI): On the International Day of Parliamentarism, the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi posted his message on Twitter.
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) June 30, 2022
In his message, the President said that the Parliament of Pakistan holds special responsibility for future building and ensuring public participation in decision-making.
The President added that the Parliament of Pakistan should not miss any opportunity to ensure the welfare of society.
Moreover, Arif Alvi said that the Parliament of Pakistan is a fundamental pillar of the state and is the ultimate forum to address the problems faced by the people of the country.”
The President said that Pakistan’s constitution guarantees minorities to practice their religion freely and live their lives accordingly.
He also stated that the Parliament of Pakistan is playing its role to enhance inclusivity. Also, he added that parliament builds a more equal, resilient future for the people of Pakistan.
Furthermore, he urged the Parliament to seize every opportunity to reshape and secure the nation’s common future, as well as, sustainable growth, and welfare of all segments of the society.
International Day of Parliamentarism
Today marks the 133rd anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Internationally, June 30 is considered the Day of Parliamentarism on which the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization of parliaments that promotes democratic governance, accountability, and cooperation among its member countries.
In Paris, 26 March 1️994, during the 154th session, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) membership unanimously adopted the landmark declaration on the criteria for free and fair elections.
On 5 March 1956, Major General Iskandar Mirza became the first President of Pakistan. The 1956 constitution provided for a Parliamentary form of government with all the executive powers in the hands of the Prime Minister.
In conclusion, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan quotes,
“Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.”