SMPA commemorates the 17th Anniversary of Afghanistan’s Constitution Adoption
State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs commemorated the 17th Anniversary of Afghanistan’s Constitution Adoption through a huge gathering at the conference hall of the ministry. The gathering was attended by the leadership and staff of ministry, Anarkali Honaryar, the senator, Mohammad Haroon Stanekzai, the Director of Legal Studies of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution, Mohammad Hassan Gran, Advisor to the President in Cultural, Social and Public Awareness Affairs, Amrullah Abdali, Advisor to Ministry of Justice and media representatives.
At the beginning, Gul Badshah Majidi, State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs welcomed the guests and congratulated them on the 17th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution. Mr. Majidi added that the Constitution of Afghanistan is the best law in the region, which has paved the way for the strengthening of national unity in the country and has protected and equalized the rights of all civilians without discrimination.
Mr. Majidi also said that the constitution has clarified the Islamic and national identity of Afghanistan and has defined the procedure of the system. According to this law, our system is Islamic and republic and our government is based on democracy and people's vote. Unlike in the past, no one can now challenge the government and the system by force. He added that the real owners of Afghanistan are the people of Afghanistan who elect their leaders through voting.
Afterwards, Dr. Mohammad Haroon Stanekzai, Director of Legal Studies of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution thanked the leadership of the Ministry for celebrating the Constitution and spoke on the contents and history of Afghanistan’s Constitution.
During the meeting, Senator Anarkali Honaryar spoke on the role of women in the constitution, saying that the Afghan constitution has paid special attention to women's rights and has supported women in every aspect. She added that the Afghan constitution is an Islamic, republican and democratic law that must be defended. Speaking to the participants, Mohammad Hassan Graan, Director General of the Office of the President for Cultural, Social and Public Awareness, said: "The key element in accepting a modern and democratic state is the principle of separation of powers, which fortunately is explicitly stated in the Constitution. The attendants of the gathering were given Afghanistan’s Constitution book and the meeting ended with the concluding speech and prayers by Amrullah Abdali, Advisor to the Ministry of Justice.