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Commonwealth Secretary-General praises Pakistan on completion of five-year term of civilian government

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Islamabad, March 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has praised Pakistan on the completion of five-year term of its democratically elected civilian government, says a press release received from Pakistan High Commission, London here today.

In a message, the Secretary General said, “I have been deeply impressed with Pakistan’s commitment, in the face of immense challenges, to allow the democratic process to come to fruition over the past five years. For this, Pakistan’s political parties, its institutions and its people are to be commended”.

He further said, “the Commonwealth looks forward to the appointment of a caretaker government that fulfils its constitutional obligation of holding timely, free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power to the newly elected representatives of the country.

The Secretary General’s message concludes, “Pakistan is one of the founding members of the modern Commonwealth, and its membership greatly enriches our association. We stand firmly by Pakistan as it continues on its journey of democratic consolidation.”

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