LONDON – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that legislation was the right of Parliament and that all institutions should perform their roles within the limits set by the constitution because it was critical for the country’s integrity and security, as well as the people’s progress and prosperity.

In an interview with the media in London, he said that the coalition administration was doing all possible to address Pakistan’s issues, and that the nation will emerge from its troubles very soon.

“Justice must not only be done, but it must also be seen to be done,” he remarked. He said that for the sake of the people and the nation, the system should be operated in accordance with the constitution.

“Everyone must play their part to ensure the supremacy of the constitution.” Everyone must obey the law and the constitution.”

He said that the authority of Parliament to legislate was enshrined in the constitution and that it could not be revoked, adding that Parliament was currently performing well.

He said that the previous regime persecuted the opposition and imprisoned its leaders in false cases, leaving them with nowhere to seek justice. Opposition members were persecuted, even when ill, and women were detained on Eid days with no one caring, he recounted.

He said that others were suddenly granted quick bail in dozens of instances at the same time, demonstrating the double standards that no one appreciated. He went on to say that double standards were neither healthy or useful for any community. In response to a query, he said that record wheat output was reached this year thanks to improved government policy.

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