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Prime Minister welcomes statement of opposition parties regarding upholding of constitution, holding of free and fair elections

Islamabad, January 16, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has welcomed the declaration of the opposition parties at a conference held in Lahore today regarding upholding of constitution and holding of free and fair elections in the country.

Welcoming the opposition’s stand on upholding the constitution, the Prime Minister assured the nation that the government is committed to free, fair and impartial elections as per law and constitution and warned that any obstacles created in its way would not be tolerated.

The Prime Minister also assured all political parties that they would be consulted on all matters related to elections so that no one can point fingers on its conduct or results.

The Prime Minister said that today’s declaration by the Opposition parties to uphold the constitution and preserve the democratic system was historic and bodes well for democracy and future of the country. This is reflective of the political maturity of political forces of the country, he added.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed that elections will be held on time which would be conducted under the supervision of the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
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Press Information Department (PID)
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