Miliband hopes all Pakistani political parties would now come together

March 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Mar 17 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband hopes that all Pakistani political parties would now come together to consolidate democracy and promote impartial justice in the country after the PPP-led Government decided to reinstate Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

I hope that all parties will now quickly come together around a common agenda to consolidate the political steps made and to agree measures that will strengthen democracy and impartial justice in Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.

The steps, taken to defuse the political crisis in Pakistan, show real political leadership by all concerned, The News quoted him, as saying.

President Asif Ali Zardaris decision to reinstate Chief Justice Chaudhry, following his announcements in respect of the recent Supreme Court judgment and the Charter of Democracy, and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs subsequent decision to call off the Long March demonstrate that both men are willing to put the interests of Pakistan first, he added.

There is now a real opportunity for the country to move forward and tackle the pressing challenges it faces particularly the mortal threat posed by violent extremists. I look forward to maintaining my close contacts with Pakistan’’s leaders and to continuing to work with them as they confront these challenges, Miliband said.

There is no room for political divisiveness at this time, and there will be no understanding of a failure to rally the country together, he pointed. (ANI)

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