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PM calls for national unity to tackle current challenges

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani — Photo by APP  

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday
underlined the need for national unity and cohesion to tackle the
challenges faced by the country.

During an address at the
Lawyers Convention, organised by the Peshawar High Court Bar
Association (PHCBA) at PHC premises, he said that, “we also should unite
on a single point agenda for the defense, integrity, solidarity and
sovereignty of Pakistan.”
“There is no danger to the country if the 180 million people of Pakistan stand united,” he added.
He said “Pakistan is our country and we should all unite irrespective of political affiliation and party politics”.
Gilani,
who was the first elected prime minister to address Peshawar High Court
Bar Association, lauded the constant and firm support of lawyers.
He
said “our forefathers, lawyers, academicians, civil society had
rendered matchless sacrifices during and later in creation of Pakistan
and it was our national obligation to stand united for safeguarding our
country’s sovereignty.”
He also lauded the active role played by
the legal fraternity during the judges’ restoration movement, for
supremacy of Constitution, rule of law and restoration of sustainable
democracy in the country.
He said lawyers, civil society and
political forces had played a leading role against dictatorship and
restoration of undiluted democracy in the country.
He said Father
of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was also associated with legal
profession, and added “parliamentary democracy in the country was the
fruit of the matchless struggle made by our forefathers under the
dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam.”
The PM said that the challenges could be tackled through the Constitution, given by PPP Founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed.
He said that it was the 1973 Constitution that protected the country.

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