Constitution protects rights of people regardless of faith: CM

Punjab CM says no obstacle will be allowed to hinder national development

Our Correspondent April 11, 2019
A file photo of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

LAHORE: On the 46th Constitution Day of Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar stated that the Constitution protects and ensures the rights of the people, regardless of their faith.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CM said that the nation inherited a federal parliamentary system, based on democracy, due to the commitment and passion of the founders of the Constitution. There is no doubt that the 1973 Constitution is a landmark in our parliamentary history in which civil liberties, equality, tolerance and democratic rights are fully guaranteed, he maintained.

The purpose of celebrating Constitution Day is to pay homage to the leadership of political parties and the founders of the Constitution, he added. He said that the 1973 Constitution is the result of collective wisdom, acumen and untiring efforts of political leaders who stood above their political affiliations to unite the nation.

The Constitution has united the nation by ensuring that we are not divided in any way, he added. The Constitution has not only promoted national unity, but also introduced new dimensions of provincial and national autonomy, he said.

Meanwhile, speaking to assembly members at his office on Wednesday, the CM said no obstacle will be allowed to hinder national development.

“The people of the country are well aware of who has wasted national resources in the name of exhibitory projects,” he maintained. Those who plundered the hard-earned money of citizens will be held accountable, he said.

He added that the national exchequer was mercilessly looted during previous tenures and the reasons for lagging developments are the corruption and inefficiencies of past governments. He expressed that the former government is responsible for the country’s abysmal economic conditions, but the incumbent regime is working hard to strengthen the economy.

He stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government has laid down the foundation of a transparent and vibrant country. We do not believe in mere slogans and political jargon, the chief minister stressed.



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