Pakistan formally recognises Libyan government

November 3rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday formally recognised the new government in Libya, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“We recognise the state and government of Libya,” Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

She said Pakistan and Libya had long standing ties, which would be further promoted in future.

The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had earlier asked the government to recognise the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya that took control of the country after toppling long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.

In August, Libyan envoy Ibrahim al Ebad removed the flag associated with the Gaddafi regime and hoisted the one used by the NTC at the embassy in Islamabad.

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