US Senators says Pak polls credible

February 20th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb.20 (ANI): American Senators visiting Pakistan have described Mondays general elections as credible and an expression of the will of Pakistans moderate majority.
The bottom line is that the will of the moderate people became a reality, Senator John Kerry, one of the senators, said.
Kerry is presently in New Delhi meeting with the Indian leadership.
Senator Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Pakistans transition to a civilian government gave the United States a chance to adopt a foreign policy based on an alliance with the nation as a whole and not just with President Pervez Musharraf.
He said the non-military assistance to Pakistan should be increased to strengthen democracy.
We should be tripling our non-military assistance for building new schools, roads and health services. We are also required to have more accountability of military assistance, the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.
Asked if they took up the issue of the sacked judges with the president, Biden said, Musharraf opined that the new parliament will address the issue. It will be up to the parliament to decide. (ANI)

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