LAHORE - Chairman Raza Rabbani has said that Senate elections will be held on time according to the constitution and no unconstitutional move will be acceptable.

Talking to the media after attending an award distribution ceremony of a private law college at Aiwan-e-Iqbal here on Saturday, he hoped the new members would take oath of their office in March.

To a question about effects of dissolution of any provincial assembly on the Senate elections, he said that nothing was mentioned in the constitution about complete or incomplete electoral college for the Senate elections. To another question about public hanging of any criminal, he said that an amendment was brought to the parliament in this regard, adding that death penalty could be exercised at any place other than jail if it was mentioned in the warrants.

Rabbani said that it was noticed by the Senate standing committee that a law about the death penalty in public and a judgment of the Supreme Court was also part of the judicial history of the country. "However, Senate Law Committee and Human Rights Committee are jointly reviewing the issue and soon the final report would come out," he added.

Responding a question, he said that it was need of the hour to ensure respect of the institutions for their strength and supremacy, adding that all institutions should work within their limits given in the constitution.

Earlier, addressing the award ceremony, he said that implementation of law in the country was different for different classes of society. Speaking to the new graduates and students, he said that practical life was a bit different what they experienced as students. He urged the youth to work for bringing about a change in society and hoped that the youth would succeed in reforming Pakistan.

He gave away awards to the toppers and other high achievers of the college.