Committed efforts needed to promote culture of dialogue, mutual respect: GilaniBreaking

July 01, 2024

Chairman Senate Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said that committed efforts are needed to promote culture of dialogue, mutual respect and advancing legislative agendas that benefit societies. In a message in connection with the International Day of Parliamentarism, the Chairman Senate was of the view that this day serves as an evocative reminder of the critical role that parliamentary institutions play in shaping democratic governance worldwide. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said that the occasion also coincides with the anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), extending warm greetings to all parliaments globally. He said that parliaments stand as the cornerstone of democracy, representing the voices and aspirations of the people they serve. “They embody the principles of transparency, accountability, and inclusivity, ensuring that decision-making processes are both participatory and representative,” he said.

Stressing the importance of reaffirming the commitment to uphold the values of parliamentary democracy, the Chairman Senate commended parliamentarians for their dedication and service, and said, “Your unwavering commitment to parliamentary excellence is instrumental in shaping a brighter future for generations to come.” He highlighted the need for a collective approach to tackle common challenges such as climate change, terrorism, extremism, and conflicts. He called for unified action, and said, “Parliament of Pakistan joins legislatures across the globe in moving forward with hope to promote peace, development, and prosperity.” Yousaf Raza Gilani expressed his commitment to continue working with the IPU and parliaments worldwide to pursue and realize commonly cherished ideals of parliamentary excellence, democratic strengthening, mutual respect, dialogue, and parliamentary connectivity. He stressed the need for addressing common challenges and exploiting mutually beneficial opportunities for the common good of all peoples.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan