KARACHI, April 10 (TNS): The Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stated that the Constitution of 1973 was a guarantor of the federation and paid tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for gifting the nation its unanimous social contract, which unifies all the federating units.
In his message on the Constitution Day observed today, the PPP Chairman said that the dictatorial regimes had defaced the original Constitution of 1973. Before and after returning from exile on April 10, 1986, former Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto waged a valiant struggle for the restoration of the democracy and the constitution. She was imprisoned in solitary confinement and thousands of PPP workers suffered physical atrocities by the dictatorial regimes.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that it was again PPP government led by President Asif Ali Zardari who restored the 1973 Constitutional into its original shape through 18th Amendment sacrificing his own Presidential powers. PPP Chairman said that his Party won’t allow any attempts to touch 18th amendment and urged for implementation of all the provisions without any delay.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Constitution of Pakistan enshrined equal rights to all its citizens and has carved out the role for every institution without any ambiguity. “It is the responsibility of whole nation and its institutions to protect the constitution and follow it to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of Pakistan,” he added.