Islamabad , Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the credit for continuity of the present democratic dispensation goes to the wisdom, sagacity and farsightedness of the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari.
The Parliament is completing its constitutional term which is a singular achievement in the face of multifarious challenges to democracy and despite the fact that Pakistan People s Party did not even have a simple majority, he added.
He was addressing Parliamentary Party meeting of PPP at the Parliament House on Tuesday.He stressed that democracy and only democracy can solve the problems faced by our country.
He said that completion of the constitutional term by the present setup is essential for the sake of continuity and strengthening of democracy in the country. It should not be misconstrued to mean that Pakistan Peoples Party wants to cling to power for a few more months.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party has made great sacrifices for upholding the cause of democracy and protect the rights of the people. He said that no one should entertain any doubts about the success of democratic system in the country. He reiterated the resolve to take all steps for strengthening democratic dispensation.
The Prime Minister invited all Parliamentarians to submit suggestions regarding improvement in governance as well as development of the country. ” I am one of your team members, the team selected by the people of Pakistan” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister said that he is proud to be a worker of the PPP and would like to be remembered as a worker Prime Minister .
Welcoming, Syed Abdul Qadir Gilani, the Prime Minister said that his election is the manifestation of the trust reposed by the people of Pakistan on the leadership of PPP.
The meeting was briefed by Mr. Farooq H Naek on the legislation which the government plans to introduce in the current session. He also apprised the meeting on other legal and constitutional issues.