Musharraf pledges support for new government

March 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, March 23 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that he would support the newly elected government. Speaking at a military parade on the 68th Pakistan Day here, Musharraf said the new government would continue the fight against terrorism and work for economic development and political harmony.

“Pakistan has no aggressive designs against anyone. But we will maintain deterrence,” he said.

The day was marked with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salutes in the four provincial capitals. Special prayers were offered in all mosques for solidarity and prosperity of the country.

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