Int’l Day of Parliamentarism highlights Parliaments’ role in addressing challenges
PESHAWAR: The International Day of Parliamentarism, observed Tuesday across the globe including Pakistan, highlighted the significance of the Parliamentary system to address the challenges being faced by the humanity and augment collective efforts to deal with them effectively.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation Pakistan (HSF) marked the day by highlighting the important aspects of Parliaments and their positive effects on the lives of people and bringing constructive change in societies at large.
In a message on the International Day of Parliamentarism, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani said that parliaments all over the world are grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as their constitutional obligations, such as oversight , lawmaking and public involvement. These are testing times which required extraordinary steps and collaborations to address the extraordinary circumstances, he added.
Sadiq Sanjrani said "Parliaments have a vital role to play in protecting their populations and generating greater connectivity between nations to collectively address this #COVID19 pandemic.”
On the occasion, the head HSF Pakistan, Dr. Steffen Kudella talking to APP said, today the world community was celebrating the day to eulogize the services rendered by all the parliaments of the world and promotes their values among people. He said
“The International Day of Parliamentarism, is a day to appreciate & celebrate the crucial work being done by Parliaments all over the world.” Parliaments were the cornerstones of democracy and the best way to impose the public will, he added.
Expressing his excitement about the HSF's liaison with the parliament of Pakistan, Dr. Steffen Kudella said “The HSF is one of the oldest partners of the Parliament of Pakistan.” Emphasizing upon the importance of democracy, he said, the Parliaments represented the interests of the people and make sure that everyone can benefit from laws. - APP