August 02 , 2017
Parliament is weakest Institution in today’s Pakistan: Raza
QUETTA: Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Wednesday said that the Parliament was the weakest institutions in today’s Pakistan, saying that everyone launched onslaught on Parliament whenever they wished.
Addressing a seminar in Quetta, Rabbani said that he don’t want clash of institution, adding the country cannot afford clash in the present scenario. Rabbani said that the Parliament, Executive and Judiciary have to work together while remaining in the limits of their jurisdiction. The veteran politician said that in the past Parliament was removed through dictatorship which introduced 58-2(b) to dissolve the Parliament.
“When the democratic forces through their struggle removed 58-2(b) from constitution, then now a new procedure was introduced which you see nowadays,” he added. He said that according to the law, the state’s first and foremost responsibility is protecting the lives and property of the people.
“The weakest state institution is the Parliament,” said the veteran Pakistan People’s Party leader (PPP). He added that the democratic forces struggled against a dictator and got Article 58-2(b) removed from the Constitution but now another method has arisen.
58-2(b) section of the Constitution was inserted in 1985 by Gen Ziaul Haq and was used by military dictators and presidents to dismiss political governments. It was removed from the Constitution when the 18th Amendment was passed by the PPP government in 2010.