Maryam greets Senate chairman, deputy

I hope Gillani and Khan will tackle the challenges facing the nation in an effective manner and provide full support for a Khushhal Pakistan: says Maryam

By Our Correspondent
April 10, 2024
This combo of images shows, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz (L) andSenatechairman Yousuf Raza Gillani. —Radio Pakistan/APP/File

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has congratulated Yousuf Raza Gillani on being elected chairman Senate and Syedal Khan on being elected deputy chairman Senate.


She said: “The election of chairman and deputy chairman Senate is a proof of the confidence of the people of Pakistan. I hope Gillani and Khan will tackle the challenges facing the nation in an effective manner and provide full support for a Khushhal Pakistan. It is hoped that under the guidance of Gillani and Khan, the Senate will continue to function as a platform for a constructive dialogue and debate in accordance with the democratic principles. Their experience in public service will certainly prove useful for the development of Pakistan.”

Security on Eid: Maryam Nawaz has directed foolproof security arrangements on Chaand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr. She said: “Police and law-enforcement agencies should be vigilant on Chaand Raat and Eid-ul-Fitr.” She directed ensuring best security arrangements for Eid-ul-Fitr gatherings, especially in mosques and Imambargahs. She said: “Additional police personnel should be deployed in markets, bazaars and shopping centres. Senior police officers should also be in the field to review security arrangements. Police will have to work diligently to maintain public order. The security plan devised for the occasion should be implemented in letter and spirit.”

Constitution Day: “The Constitution Day is the day to renew pledge that the supremacy of Constitution will always be maintained,” said Maryam in her message on Pakistan’s Constitution Day (April 10).

She said: “The purpose of celebrating the Constitution Day is to pay homage to the founders of the Constitution. The unanimous Constitution of 1973 is a very important and historic event in the parliamentary history of Pakistan. Half a century ago, the democratic leadership elected by people gave the nation a unified constitution. The Constitution of Pakistan is a guarantee of democracy, equality, tolerance and personal freedom. The Constitution of 1973 brought federal and provincial autonomy to new dimensions. It provides protection of mutual respect and freedom, social justice and equality of followers of different religions. The Punjab government reaffirms its commitment to protect and serve rights of people under the Constitution of Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, Maryam has directing allowing prisoners to meet their families on the happy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, saying that it will be real “Eidi” for them. The prisoners will be able to meet their families on Eid and the next day from 9am to 4pm. They will also be able to make phone calls to their families.