KARACHI - Pakistan was created through a democratic struggle initiated by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and continuation of the democratic process is essential for the country, said Senate Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bukhari.

Talking to mediamen after laying floral wreath and offering Fateha at Quaid’s mausoleum on Thursday, he said it was a matter of great honour for him to visit the mausoleum.

Some senators of PPP, MQM and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional were also present on the occasion.

Bukhari said that the political leadership had a role to play in tackling the issues like terrorism and law and order and for the resolution of some of the issues they have to think and act above the party level.

He said progress and stability of the country depends on the democratic process as well as on strengthening the democratic institutions.

Senate chairman Senate said if they follow the parameters that were given by the Quaid-i-Azam during the Pakistan Movement and after the independence, the country will make headway and will be strengthened.

Replying a question, he said in the rules of business and procedures for the conduct of Senate’s business that had been framed, it was determined that in two months’ time the Senate committees would be constituted and in the following month the election of the committees’ chairmen would be conducted.

Meanwhile, he also met with Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House here on Thursday.

The overall political situation in the country came up for discussion during the meeting especially about the betterment in the parliamentary system.

The chief minister felicitated Bukhari on assuming the office of the Chairman Senate. Later, Syed Qaim Ali Shah hosted a lunch for the Chairman Senate and other Senators. Senators Saeed Ghani, Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Aajiz Dhamra, Gul Muhammad Lot, Dr Karim Khawaja, Abdul Haseeb Shirala Malik and Hari Ram attended the lunch.