Institutional clashes unhealthy for state, its progress: Senate chairman


Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has said that institutional dialogue is important to pave way for the future.

Speaking to Geo News in an interview, he said institutional clashes are not good for Pakistan and it’s important for all stakeholders to talk to each other to resolve their issues and move forward.

He was speaking at the launch of his book ‘Invisible People’ in Central London.

Discussing his book, he said that is about the exploited and neglected majority of Pakistan who has no voice and no representation.

“Institutional dialogue is important. My suggestion of national dialogue had nothing to do with the national dialogue proposed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). I proposed national dialogue amongst the four pillars of the state so they could engage with each other and remove misconceptions. It’s about various stakeholders,” he elaborated.

Refusing to give his opinion on Nawaz Sharif’s controversial disqualification by the Supreme Court, he said Pakistan is going through a lot of tensions and political instability, adding that institutional clashes are unhealthy for the state and its progress. He said it’s the parliament that should take lead on all these matters.

Discussing Trump’s provocative statements against Pakistan, he said that the National Assembly and the Senate came together and led a strong response to the recent statements, adding that this showed how institutions come together and the difference they can make.

“It was remarkable in the way both houses dealt with this issue, all stakeholders were on board.

Senate chairman said that there should be accountability for all, not just for a selected few.

He stressed that Pakistan cannot move forward till the poor are given the ownership of the system.

He said that the state doesn’t seem ready to give ownership to the exploited class, which is a huge issue because the poor people are struggling to find their true identity.

There’s a huge disconnect between the real people and the state, he concluded.


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