ISLAMABAD - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said n Monday supremacy of the Constitution is the ultimate destination that guarantees democracy, fundamental rights and security for each and every citizen of the state.

Expressing his views on the eve of “Constitution Day” being celebrated on April 10, 2018 (Today), he said the sanctity of that sacred document was immense which must be upheld at any cost.

Highlighting the historical significance of the day, he said 45 years ago the representatives of the first democratically elected legislature of the country - united by common purpose and an unwavering resolve – unanimously passed the Constitution of the country as a guiding principle to our journey towards a democratic, peaceful and prosperous country.

He lamented that periodic interventions by undemocratic forces held the Constitution in abeyance and retarded the pace of a strong federation and democratic culture and those misadventures proved detrimental to the state of security, human rights and development of the country, he added.

Remembering the sacrifices rendered by the political forces of the country to ensure supremacy of the Constitution, the speaker said the democratic forces while striving for reinstating Constitution and restoring democracy faced enormous challenges and they confronted the tyrannical regimes with resilience and an unrelenting resolve for supremacy of the constitution.

He paid rich tribute to those unsung heroes who ceased to exist in the history but made every effort to defend the sanctity of the Constitution by facing torture, imprisonment and even execution enforced by the autocratic regimes.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi in his message said the tradition of celebrating the Constitution Day will not only reinforce amongst us the spirit to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution but will also educate our future generations about the importance of democracy and democratic governance.