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Friday Aug 11 2017

No elected PM completed tenure in country’s history: Information minister

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb speaking at the event. Photo: Geo News

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Friday it is unfortunate to note that in the country’s 70-year history no elected prime minister completed her or his mandated term.

Speaking at an event, the minister of state said students of politics should think why elected assemblies from time to time were dissolved, further adding that parliament is the most independent institution of the country as it is established through the votes of people.

“Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif advanced democratisation in the country,” Aurangzeb said. She further added that all constitutional institutions have to respect parliament by accepting the mandate of people.

“We want rule of masses through democracy,” adding, “and continuity of democratic term”. The minister of state urged the participants of the event to study constitution as without knowing it they would not be aware of their rights and laws related to it.

She said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presented himself before accountability and there is no charge of corruption against him.

She added that the government aspire to build Pakistan based on the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.