Violation of Constitution to produce harmful results: Rabbani


LAHORE: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said the country needs democracy and democratic institutions and warned any violation of the Constitution will produce dangerous consequences.


He was talking to the media after offering condolence over the death of former federal minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor with his son former LCCI president Zafar Iqbal Chudhry, at his residence on Tuesday.

Rabbani said, “Let the river take its natural course, and any attempt to change it will result in dangerous consequences.”

He said that no matter how much slackness the democratic governments show in resolving the issues, the country has no choice but to continue with the current dispensation, as the system would improve only through democratic means.

To a question about accountability across the board, the Senate Chairman said that there was nothing new in it for political parties, which have been undergoing the process since 1947.

He said that all political parties in Senate were united on eliminating corruption and only collective efforts could eradicate it. However, he added that accountability should be carried out through a single institution.

Rabbani said that he had presented some suggestions to the government in September 2015 to end corruption in the country and their implementation would improve the system.