Pakistan News Service

Thursday Dec 14, 2017, Rabi-al-awwal 25, 1439 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Tribune Corner -> News Details

Raza Rabbani appealed to political leadership to act with sagacity

21 November, 2017

  Related News  
CPEC to approve $27 billion for 22 mega projects
Govt making efforts to end Faizabad protest through talks: Ahsan Iqbal
  More on this View All

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has appealed to all political forces and leadership to act with sagacity and take prudent steps to rid the country of the quagmire posing threats to peace, security and stability.

He expressed these views at the inauguration ceremony of the monument of martyred journalists at the National Press Club (NPC) on Monday. The chairman paid glowing tribute to the martyrs of journalism who laid their lives in the line of duty.

Rabbani said that warlordism was detrimental to the growth of the society and people would resist any move hampering democratic process. He said that the country was facing internal and external threats and there was a dire need to adopt sagacious approach to address the challenges on social and political fronts.

“All the institutions will have to work within their constitutional ambit which will help overcome challenges” he remarked. He termed the recent attacks on journalists unfortunate and observed that the government needed to take urgent steps for protection of journalists and media workers.

He said that journalists were being manhandled, tortured and subjected to unnecessary pressures. “In societies where institutions are weak and political uncertainty prevails, role of journalists gets more prominence.” Rabbani said that Quaid-e-Azam presented a concept of progressive democratic state in his August, 1947 speech; however, unfortunately, it was overwhelmed by extremist ideologies.

He said that there was no room for warlordism in the country. “The Senate stands in solidarity with journalist community over Ahmad Noorani’s incident. He said that the government should table journalist protection bill otherwise parliament itself would take the initiative. He underscored the need for strict implementation of law.

“Unfortunately, in Pakistan we work under a system which has five types of applicability of law,” he stated. “The set of rules and laws are for the ruling elite. The other set of rules is for the ruling civilian elite. The third category is for collaborators of the ruling elite; the fourth for the rich and the powerful and fifth for the ordinary citizens of Pakistan.”

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Military Courts
Imran - Qadri long march
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
Pakistan itself a victim of state-sponsored terrorism: Qamar Bajwa
Should You Try Napping During the Workday?
Suggested Sites