EU calls for resolution of Islamabad impasse via dialogue, within Constitution

EU delegation says award of GSP-plus market access was a reflection of their commitment to economic prosperity.

Irfan Ghauri August 18, 2014

ISLAMABAD: With deepening political crisis and PTI’s ultimate threat to enter the Red Zone, representatives of European Union have urged all stakeholders to resolve the current stalemate through dialogue within the framework of the Pakistani Constitution.

“The European Union delegation underlines its conviction that the Constitution of Pakistan provides the legitimate framework for dialogue to resolve the current impasse,” a statement issued by EU mission in Pakistan said.

The statement came at a time when Imran Khan’s PTI has decided to resign from National Assembly and two provincial assemblies with an intention to enter the highly fortified red zone where almost all the foreign missions and key government institutions are located.

EU in its statement said consolidation of democracy is one of the union’s top priority in Pakistan. It has funded a significant number of programs aimed at strengthening parliamentary institutions, both at the federal and provincial level.

“The EU also funds capacity building initiatives to support electoral reforms in line with 50 recommendations submitted by EU election observation commission following 2013 general elections in Pakistan” the statement added.

Their statement added that the GSP- Plus market access is ultimate reflection of the EUs strong commitment to the economic prosperity in a democratic Pakistan.


Mike | 9 years ago | Reply

EU wasted its money on the people who gobbled it in the name of electoral reforms...nothing happened and we have come to this pass...

Mirza | 9 years ago | Reply

It is about time most of the European diplomatic mission leave Pakistan. Almost all western airlines have left Pakistan and now diplomatic mission would be leaving. Too bad that we have created law and order situation for the past decade.

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