Hashmi urges political leaders, elected representatives to ensure sanctity of parliament

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Hashmi urges political leaders, elected representatives to ensure sanctity of parliament

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Founder of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi has urged political leaders and elected representatives to ensure the sanctity of parliament and parliamentary traditions.

“Political leaders and elected representatives guide masses on democratic, political and social lines”, he said in a statement issued on Monday. “Constitutional supremacy strengthens country and enhances the sanctity of the parliament”, Mr. Hashmi mentioned.

Political leadership and elected lawmakers should exercise wisdom and political wisdom to overcome the existing gulf between the government and masses, he said. “There has to be no political vacuum”, he added.

BAP founder’s comments have come after untoward incidents in NA, SA and BA 

BAP founder’s comments have come after untoward incidents in the National Assembly, Balochistan Assembly and Sindh Assembly. An untoward incident inside the premises of the Balochistan Assembly had left 3 legislators injured on June 18 on the eve of the budget.

The BAP founder and veteran parliamentarian warned, “harming the sanctity of parliament and parliamentary traditions weaken the democracy”. He regretted that some political parties that claim to be the champion of democracy and supremacy of parliament have sometimes adopted aggressive behavior when it comes to the sanctity of assembly. “This will only weaken democracy and democratic institutions”, Senator Hashmi mentioned.

“Attacking parliament would not serve anyone’s interest”

Attacking parliament and taking the law into hands would not serve anyone’s objective rather it would result in losing the confidence of masses in the democratic institutions, the BAP patron-in-chief cautioned.

He noted that there has to be a difference between addressing party workers in cities and towns and speaking inside the parliament. “Parliament is a supreme institution in a democratic society”, he said. Elected representatives should differentiate between addressing party workers at a chowk and commenting on an issue on the floor of the house, Mr. Hashmi said.

The BAP founder urged the political leaders and lawmakers to express their reservations and apprehensions in a democratic way rather than violating the parliamentary laws. Try to learn from the developed world that makes decisions inside the parliament with respect and dignity, he concluded.

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