Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that parliament is the mother of all institutions and a symbol of collective wisdom.

Addressing a function of Supreme Court Bar Association in Islamabad on Thursday‚ he said that democracy is achieved in the country after great sacrifices.

He said that the lawyers played a vital role for strengthening democracy and institutions in the country.

He said lawyers are the onion builders‚ therefore‚ they should continue to play their role for strengthening democracy.

He said that all the institutions are respectable and are playing their role in the democratic environment.

He said today the country is facing the menace of terrorism and Malala Yousufzai also became the victim of this threat.

He said all the democratic forces must unite to eliminate the terrorism from the country.

The Prime Minister expressed the resolve that we will overcome the difficulties with the help and cooperation of the people.

He said we have to fight collectively against the mindset which attacked the education campaigner Malala Yousufzai.

The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of Supreme Court Bar Association for holding meetings and conferences on Balochistan issue. He said we have to resolve this issue together.

He said there is need to strengthen the institutions.