Commonwealth to reinstate Pakistan in May: report

April 10th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, April 10 (Xinhua) The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will meet May 7 and 8 in London to restore Pakistan’s membership to the Commonwealth, Daily Times reported Thursday. The newspaper quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the Commonwealth members had decided to restore Pakistan’s membership after the new government was installed.

A formal announcement would be made by CMAG in London, which suspended Pakistan’s membership and its right to participate in meetings of the 53-member organisation Nov 22, after President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency Nov 3.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband in a telephonic conversation with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he hoped Pakistan would soon become an active member of the Commonwealth.


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