PPP committed to Charter of Democracy: Raza Rabbani
PPP committed to Charter of Democracy: Raza Rabbani PPP committed to Charter of Democracy: Raza Rabbani PPP committed to Charter of Democracy: Raza Rabbani

PUBLISHED 7/14/2017
Monday, January 05, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in the Senate Raza Rabbani said on Sunday that the Pakistan People’s Party was still committed to the Charter of Democracy and has already implemented some articles of the charter.



Speaking to a private television, he said some progress had been made to implement the Charter of Democracy and the remaining would also be implemented gradually by taking all political parties on the board.



He pointed out that the National Security Council had been abolished, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly appointed as chairman Public Accounts Committee, defence budget was discussed in parliament, in-camera joint session of parliament on security held and the rules of business of the federal government were being examined. Raza Rabbani pointed out that all these steps were part of the Charter of Democracy.



Replying to a question, he said the government was forced to change its priorities to other issues after the PML-N quitted the coalition government and there was need to attend to the political and economic situation of the country, thus implementation of the Charter had to be delayed.



He said the constitutional package of the government was only a working draft, which was not deviation from the Charter of Democracy. He added that the government was ready for negotiations with all political parties if they disagreed on some articles of the package.