Musharraf calls for harmonious coalition

February 20th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday emphasized the need for harmonious coalition in the interest of good governance, development and progress of Pakistan, a statement issued by the Foreign Office here said. Musharraf made the remarks when he met US Congressman Elton Gallegly in Rawalpindi and discussed with him Pakistan-US relations and recent political developments in the country, including the Feb 18 elections.

Musharraf highlighted the importance of the Feb 18 elections and called for harmonious coalition in the interest of the country.

He underlined Pakistan’s commitment to a closer and broad-based relationship with the US, based on commonality of interests and enhancement of areas of agreement, said the statement.

Gallegly said the US recognized Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and Musharraf’s personal contribution to world peace.

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