DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF THE FIRST CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN TO BE COMMEMORATED FROM 10TH TO 14TH AUGUST 2022 IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Islamabad : Commemorations of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Legislature will commence on 10th August, 2022 in the Parliament House. An elaborate plan of events has been prepared by the National Assembly Secretariat to commemorate the event in a befitting manner. 11th August carries a unique significance in the Parliamentary history of Pakistan since the Inaugural Session of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was held on those days before the transfer of power from the British rule to newly independent Pakistan from 11th August to 14th August 1947. The theme of the celebration is “Mera- Parliman-Rahbar-i-Taraqqi-o-Kamal”
The celebrations would commence on 10th August, 2022 with Inauguration of 3-day Photographs Exhibition with the theme “Tarjuman-i-mazi shan-i-Hal”, 3-Day Art and Painting Exhibition with the theme “Pak Sarzamin shad Baad” and 3-day Book Exhibition with theme “Qaum, Mulk, Saltanat”. Besides, Video of Historic Speeches of Parliamentarians from all political parties with the theme “Tarjuman-i-mazi shan-i-Hal” would be displayed in the premises of the Parliament House. The history of Parliament and struggle of Parliamentarians for supremacy of Constitution and Parliament would be portrayed and reflected in these exhibitions.
The Minorities Convention would be held on 11th August 2022, on the eve of International Day for Minorities, in order to acknowledge the services of Minorities towards the progress and development of the country. The Representatives of all religious minorities, including the current and former parliamentarians from the Federal and Provincial Assemblies of the country, have been invited for the Convention. The Minorities Convention would be followed by a Convention of Women Parliamentarians with the theme ” Markaz-e- Yaqeen Shaad Baad’. On 12th August, 2022 a Convention of Youth/Children with theme “Azm-i-ali shan”. The conventions would highlight the contributions of women and youth and their potential for harnessing the bright future of the country. The children under 14 years of age not only from the prominent public and private institutions but the children from orphanages as well as street children have also been especially invited as they would be on the helm of affairs in the future of the country.
A mega Parliamentary Convention will also be held in the evening of 13th August, 2022 which will continue till midnight. This Special Session would be themed as “Sayah-yi-Khuda-yi-Zul-Jalal.” This Convention will signify the importance of continuity of the democracy and democratic system in the country. Sitting and former parliamentarians will attend the Session. In order to acknowledge the services of noted and renowned Parliamentarians, Diamond Jubilee Memorial Medals “Parliament-at 75” will be conferred to the prominent Parliamentarians of the country. A part from illumination of the Parliament House Building, Fireworks have also been arranged on this occasion.
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations are meant to highlight the services of all Parliamentarians in furthering the cause of democracy and its values in the country. They also aim to underscore the importance of parliamentary achievements during these 75 years of evolution of Parliamentary system and enlighten young generation regarding Parliamentary system of the country and significance of legislatures for evolving National unity, harmony and co-existence.