Pakistan’s democratic process must not derail, stresses President
ISLAMABAD: While addressing a joint session of the parliament on Wednesday, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan’s democracy has been strengthened to the extent that it can now endure various crises and now we cannot afford to make mistakes.
Congratulating the people of Pakistan and parliamentarians on completing three democratic years, Hussain said with the nation’s support, we will not allow anyone to derail the existing democratic system of the country.
He said sustainable development is not possible at all without a stable democracy in the country.
Referring to the Pamana Papers Leak, the president stressed that the opposition cannot impose its will on the government through meaningless tactics.
President Mamnoon Hussain was addressing the joint session of the Parliament in the absence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – who underwent a heart surgery in London on Tuesday – for the first time.
The President’s address to the joint parliamentary session at the advent of a new parliamentary year is mandatory under the Constitution of Pakistan.