Democracy key to national peace, stability and progress: Ayaz Sadiq

 
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ISLAMABAD Sept. 15 (TNS): Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday said continuation of democracy was indispensible for national peace, stability and progress.
In his message on the eve of International Day of Democracy, the Speaker said, world nations celebrate this Day with an aim to discourage dictatorship and strengthen democratic forces.
“Democracy ensures protection of fundamental human rights, socio-economic development as well as international peace and security,”
the Speaker said. He said democracy encourages consensus instead of differences and electoral process in the country is playing an important role in strengthening democracy. In another statement, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi said derailing democracy again and again had weakened national institutions.
“But, today democracy is getting strong roots and all political forces in the country are united on issue of national importance,” he added.