Pakistan to make progress on democracy: Musharraf

March 17th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, March 17 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf Monday termed the convening of the new parliament as an historical event and expressed confidence that Pakistan would continue to make progress on the path of democracy and economic growth. The country’s 13th National Assembly was sworn in Monday under tight security.

Talking to Richard Holbrooke, former US representative to the United Nations, Musharraf said the new assembly has come into being as a result of free, fair, transparent and peaceful election.

Holbrooke appreciated Musharraf’s commitment to democracy and the holding of peaceful election.

The president reiterated Pakistan’s firm resolve to fight extremism and terrorism and highlighted the multi-pronged strategy being followed in Federally Administered Tribal Areas comprising military, political and socio-economic components.

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