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Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Parliament, Not Streets, Protects Constitution: Nawaz


Mary: Street protests and public demonstrations are not the best way to protect and uphold the constitution, which should be done through the parliament, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and former prime minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Deputy Chairman Senate Syedul Khan, in a meaningful meeting with Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, discussed the nation’s pressing issues and the current political landscape. He warned that aimless unrest on streets and public squares could potentially erode the Constitution and democracy. He reiterated the importance of preserving the Constitution’s sanctity and supremacy through the correct legislative process within the parliamentary framework.

Amidst the current political tensions and the looming threat of protests and rallies by various political parties. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s stance underscores the crucial need for political maturity and responsibility. He emphasizes that these qualities are expected from boardroom leaders and commoners. They are key to engaging in constructive dialogue using established democratic institutions.

He also pointed out that history has shown us that street agitations and public disorder rarely contribute positively to democratic development but instead create an unstable environment and threaten to collapse the entire democratic edifice in any given nation, particularly ours. On the other hand, Parliament offers an organized, legitimate platform where elected representatives come together to debate deliberate decisions that promote national interest better than any other institution or setting.

Senator Irfan Siddiqui, the parliamentary leader of PML-N in the Senate, was present during this meeting. Thereby underscoring the party’s unity around the importance of supremacy rule law at the parliamentary level. Nawaz Sharif and Syedul Khan also touched upon specific areas of discussion related to the ongoing legislative agenda. And the need for reforms to strengthen democratic institutions.

Having served multiple terms as Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif speaks from vast leadership experience. Thus, giving more weight to his call for parliamentary supremacy, a tenure marked by great achievements and challenges has accorded him a unique vantage point vis-à-vis relevance adherence to constitutional principles.

In addition, what the former premier said reflects a larger vision of a future political dispensation in Pakistan. We should value democratic institutions and resolve differences through dialogue and consensus instead of confrontation and anarchy. When the country continues grappling with political instability and governance deficits.

Furthermore, highlighting the role played by part against the backdrop of our nation’s history brings back into focus foundational values underpinning democracy within. These shores. This alludes to the need for all stakeholders involved in the political arena to re-dedicate. Themselves afresh to these ideals while placing national well-being above partisan considerations.

Statements made by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif serve as poignant reminders of. How parliament acts as a guardian angel watching over the constitution. Thus ensuring its effective operation within the democratic setup of any given state, such as Pakistan. In other words, he wants a stable, grown-up democracy, not unstable kids’ stuff like protesting on the streets. According to his views, this approach is imperative to achieve long-term peace and prosperity for the people of Pakistan.

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