Zardari deserves credit for democracy: PM Ashraf
05 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said the credit for continuity of the present democratic dispensation went to the wisdom, sagacity and farsightedness of President Asif Ali Zardari.
He was addressing a PPP parliamentary meeting at the Parliament House on Tuesday.
He added that parliament was completing its constitutional term, which was a singular achievement in the face of multifarious challenges to democracy despite the fact that Pakistan People's Party did not even have a simple majority, he added.
Raja said that democracy alone could solve the problems faced by the country. He said that completion of the constitutional term by the present set-up was essential for the sake of continuity and strengthening of democracy in the country. It should not be misconstrued to mean that PPP wants to cling to power for a few more months, he added.
He said PPP had made great sacrifices for upholding the cause of democracy and the protection of rights for the people. Raja said that no one should entertain any doubts about the success of democratic system in the country.
He reiterated the resolve to take all necessary steps for strengthening democratic dispensation.
Raja 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," he said. The prime minister said that he was proud to be a worker of PPP and would like to be remembered as a 'worker prime minister'.