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UK and US diplomats urge fair elections in Pakistan

Islamabad, 8 January, 2024 (GNP): High-level representatives from the United Kingdom and the United States, in separate meetings with political leaders Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, emphasized the critical importance of holding fair and inclusive elections slated for February 8 in Pakistan.

British High Commissioner Jane Marriott highlighted the pivotal role of inclusive elections in shaping Pakistan’s future during her discussion with Nawaz Sharif in Lahore.

Matters of mutual interest were deliberated, with PML-N leaders Shehbaz Sharif, Senator Ishaq Dar, and Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz also present.

The PML-N underscored the significance of robust Pakistan-UK relations, emphasizing the role of Pakistani expatriates in fostering friendship between the two nations.

Nawaz Sharif stressed the need for enhancing trade and investment ties between Pakistan and the UK across various sectors.

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Simultaneously, US Ambassador Donald Blome engaged in talks with Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at Zardari House in Islamabad, addressing crucial political matters, particularly emphasizing the imperative for free, fair, and inclusive elections.

The US Embassy’s press release highlighted the ambassador’s engagements with diverse Pakistani political stakeholders.

The discussion centered on reinforcing the US-Pakistan trade and investment relationship, along with the development of the US-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework.

The PPP’s statement highlighted discussions revolving around enhancing bilateral trade relations between the US and Pakistan.

The interactions underscored the international community’s keen interest in ensuring the integrity and fairness of the upcoming elections, emphasizing the significance of fostering robust and transparent democratic processes in Pakistan.