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Pakistan’s National Assembly passes resolution to protect 1973 constitution

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Islamabad: On the occasion of the golden jubilee of the 1973 constitution, Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a resolution with a pledge to preserve, protect and defend the country’s constitution in letter and spirit.

According to the resolution passed on Monday, the National Assembly urged the state organs to take all the necessary measures to ensure full implementation of the constitution and safeguard the rights and interests of the people of Pakistan.

The resolution, presented by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, emphasized the importance of upholding the principles of federalism as one of the fundamental tenets of the constitution.

In his message on the occasion, Sharif vowed to ensure the sanctity of the constitution by making Pakistan economically developed and independent and by facilitating ordinary people.

“Constitution is the protector and guiding principle of Pakistan, and we can sacrifice our lives to protect it,” the prime minister said.

Terming it the mother of all state institutions, Sharif said that the constitution of Pakistan kept the nation united, adding that it is a unanimously agreed upon civil agreement among all the stakeholders living in Pakistan.

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