ISLAMABAD - One day prior to the long marches, National Assembly Tuesday passed a pro-democracy resolution with the pledge to play their role for strengthening of democratic institutions and supremacy of constitution of the country.

The house, suspending all the agenda items, in the resolution urged that stability, progress and survival of the country is directly linked with the democracy.

The resolution also congratulated the nation on 68th Independence Day of the country. "Pakistan was the first Muslim country that was created through ballot in accordance with the vision of Qauid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah," says the resolution, adding that the elected parliament is working for the supremacy of constitution, law and democracy and will continue to do so.

The resolution, moved by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, was unanimously passed in the house after thorough discussion on long marches.

A veteran politician PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, opening the debate, declared that he would rebel against those who temper the constitution of the country. "Federation will not survive if the constitution is tempered," he said.

Achakzai said that both the democracy and parliament were not given in charity as lot of sacrifices and long struggle behind this achievement.

He suggested the PML-N government to hold a public procession in Peshawar by bringing together ANP, JUI-F and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). He also assured to hold it in Quetta when Azadi March Khan would be in the way of Islamabad.

The PkMAP chief also asked Imran Khan to come in parliament and participate in the proceedings of the House. "Imran Khan cannot guarantee peaceful March as now some miscreants have also intruded in it, " he said without giving name of any other faction. "Parliament is not the web of spider to distort   it immediately," he added.

Federal Minister Lt. (Gen) Abdul Qadir Baloch, on his turn, clearly expressed that the incumbent government would not use force against the protestors.

"I appeal to people specially children not to draw attention toward them and put your life in danger," he added.

Supporting his voice, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad advised Imran to come to parliament and resolve the issue THROUGH dialogue. "The government would adopt the policy of reconciliation," he added.

A PTI lawmaker Murad Saeed, on his turn, said that PTI in its Azadi march would not violate the constitution of the country. "The way you are reacting would be dangerous for democracy. Pakistan cannot afford undemocratic attitudes," he added. 

Another opposition party lawmaker from PPP Abdul Sattar Bachani said that PPP has always supported the democratic solution in the country.

Taking the floor, PML-N lawmaker Maravi Memon also said that the incumbent government would also open doors for dialogue.

Earlier, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq asked the MNA to visit the families of martyrs and pay tributes for their sacrifices for the sake of country.