ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, terming all political leaders of the country “pro-Pakistan”, said that he would contact them all to solicit their views on matters of national importance at an appropriate time.
“All political leaders are pro-Pakistan and genuinely desire that the country march on a trajectory of peace, prosperity and stability, under a strong democratic system,” he told APP at the Prime Minister House on Saturday.
He added that the politicians of the country know the “art of possible” and the recent unanimous selection of the Chief Election Commissioner was the physical manifestation of their acumen and commitment through democratic practices.
Maintaining that the Pakistani politicians have learned from history, the prime minister said, “Together we would overcome the challenges with the same spirit in the future as well… They are not going to repeat the same mistakes, come what may.”
Evolution of the democratic era
The prime minister said that the current democratic era in the country was passing through an evolution and a degree of ups and downs were inevitable, but he was optimistic that the system would become stable with the passage of time.
Democracy in Pakistan was strong and stable because the people of Pakistan were fully convinced that the solution to all ills was in pursuing a strong democratic setup, he maintained and added that democracy was at the heart of ideological and intellectual foundations of Pakistan.
He added that all the stakeholders believe that solution of the problems facing the masses lies in strengthening the democracy and not by depriving the people from their right of choice as the ultimate arbiters.