Islamabad- Defense Minister Khawaja Asif today said that the Parliament was supreme institution and no institution should violate sanctity of other one.

“Every institution protects its dignity and its personnel, but Parliament is the supreme institution of the country,” said Khawaja Asif in National Assembly. The minister’s remarks came a day after Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s statement in which he had said that Army would resolutely preserve its institutional pride and dignity. “While our country is faced with multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride,” the COAS said while responding to the concerns of soldiers on undue criticism of the institution in recent days, ISPR said on Monday. The army chief expressed these views while speaking to soldiers during his visit to Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base Tarbela, ISPR said in a statement.