Abbasi pays tribute to unsung heroes of democracy monument

Staff Report
Tuesday - January 23, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited the monument of unsung heroes of democracy, at the parliament on Monday, to pay homage to Pakistanis who rendered sacrifices for upholding democracy and struggled for civilian liberties and rights, guaranteed under the constitution; an official statement said.

According to detail, Abbasi laid wreath on the monument along with senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani and national assembly (NA) speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.

PM appreciated the initiative aimed at recognition of contributions and sacrifices of the unsung heroes.

While briefing Abbasi, Rabbani apprised that the monument is a token of inspiration to all those who visit the parliament and want the democratic process to smoothly continue.

He said that Pakistan is a democratic country, and like any other country, possess a long history of struggles to achieve and retain the democratic process.

“The political workers including common men and women were the vanguards in the battle against tyranny, oppression and injustice refusing to bow down to autocrats; the guardians and torch bearers of the notions of democracy and constitutionalism; and all those who struggled and strived in the face of torture and imprisonments,” Rabbani stated.

He added that the landmark initiative is an iconic symbol of the struggle for democracy and is open to both foreign and domestic visitors.

Senate deputy chairman Abdul Ghafoor Haidri, leader of the house Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul, leader of the opposition Chaudhary Aitzaz Ahsan, parliamentary leaders in the senate and senate secretary Amjed Pervez Malik were present on the occasion.