ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has observed that continuity of the
democratic system is a precursor to strengthening the foundation of democracy in
In an exclusive interaction with senior journalists, columnists, anchorpersons
and analysts at the Parliament House here he said it is, therefore, highly
important to provide a chance for smooth transfer of powers from one civilian
government to another in a peaceful and democratic manner to give democracy a
chance to flourish.
He opined that strong resilience and support on the part of parliament, people and
political stakeholders would help avert derailment of democratic system, said a
press release issued here Wednesday.
While answering questions, Chairman Senate observed that the young generation
needs to be given the realization that democracy was never a bed of roses and it was
due to the continuous struggle of the civil society, labor class and political
workers that upheld democracy and were subjected to brutalities in the shape of
imprisonments, death by hangings and lashes.
He however, emphasized that efforts and struggle for continuity of the democratic
system also must be preserved.
Regarding philosophy behind establishing Senate Museum, the Senate Chairman said
that in addition to the previous initiatives of Gali-e-Dastoor and Monument of Unsung
Heroes of Democracy, the Museum would further help in creation of awareness
among the masses for democratic struggle.
He said that Senate has its own history and it is highly imperative for any society or
institution to know its history to progress and prosper.
He, however, pointed out that institutions can’t live and grow without their
He further said that our democratic process is passing through a transitionary
phase but the continuity of the system is a panacea to all the ills that democracy is
The Chairman Senate later accompanied the senior journalists briefed them
about various dioramas of the Museum.