On Monday, the National Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution to establish April 10 as National Constitution Day in honour of the Golden Jubilee of the Constitution. This day will mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister, was the one who initially proposed the resolution, and it was overwhelmingly accepted by the Parliament.
The resolution establishes April 10 as National Constitution Day, to be observed annually across the country in order to raise public understanding of the document and its significance.
Every year on April 10th, Pakistanis celebrate Constitution Day in remembrance of the day in 1973 when the country’s constitution was ratified. This day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan since it commemorates the beginning of the country’s transition to a democratic form of government.
Moreover, it said that the convention encouraged state institutions to properly implement the Constitution and take “all necessary steps” to preserve the rights and interests of the people. This was expressed in the document that was presented to the convention.
At the extraordinary session, Prime Minister Shehbaz noted that the constitution adopted in 1973 had been subject to many amendments over the years, some of which had occurred during the rule of dictators.
He mentioned that political opponents had set aside their disagreements to pass the Constitution.
The day was monumental, he declared, and the success will be immortalized in the annals of history.