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PPI Original Text (PPI-OT) – Continuity of System must to Ensure Democracy: Nayyer Bokhari

Islamabad, May 29, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has said that continuity of the system guarantees strengthening the roots of democracy and empowerment of the institutions as well as the people.

He observed that the present democratic government strongly believes in the supremacy of the constitution and rule of law. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of National Youth Assembly at Parliament House today.

Chairman Senate mentioned that accountability and transparency are key factors to promote good governance and everybody is answerable to the Parliament which reflects aspirations of the people. He further said that the constitution of 1973 has defined role of each and every organ of the state.

He said that the issue at hand was how to ensure effective participation of youth and how to rethink the concept and modalities of participation of youth in the democratic process. In some parts of the world, the participation of youth in elections and political parties is declining and in some other countries youth is at the forefront of political reforms. Chairman Senate advised youth to take part in the political process because country needs young blood for steering out the country of all the problems.

The youth delegation apprised Chairman of their demands and sought his assistance for the issues being faced by the youth of the country.

Chairman Senate assured the delegates for the solution of their genuine demands. Secretary Senate Mr. Iftikhar Ullah Babar was also present on the occasion.

For more information, contact:
Public Service Obligation to Chairman
Syed Hasnain Haider
Senate of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4564 534
Fax: +9251 920 5703
H.No.7, Cat-II, G-8/2,
Islamabad.
Web: www.senate.gov.pk
E-mail: senate@comsats.net.pk

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