Islamabad, January 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf held telephone conversation with PML (N) Leader, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party leader, Mehmood Khan Achkzai, ANP leader, Mr. Asfandyar Wali Khan, MQM leader, Mr. Altaf Hussain and PML (Q) leader, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain Tuesday morning and discussed the current political situation.
During his conversation with the political leaders, there was a consensus on upholding the constitution and the democratic system. The leaders noted that democracy has been achieved in the country after great sacrifices and struggle by the people of Pakistan and it will be defended at all costs. Any attempt to subvert the constitution, derail the democratic dispensation or adopt unconstitutional measures should be dealt with firmly, they counselled.
The Prime Minister said that the government is exercising restraint, patience and tolerance which should not be taken as a sign of weakness. “Nobody will be allowed to impose his personal agenda”, said the Prime Minister.
The leaders also agreed that the entire focus of all democratic and political forces should be on the preparation for next general elections and their holding in free, fair and impartial manner under the supervision of Election Commission of Pakistan.
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