Consensus on continuity of democracy good omen for country: PM

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Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said it was for the first time in Pakistan’s history that smooth transition of power was going to take place in the country.

The prime minister was talking to Minister for Climate Change Rana Farooq Saeed Khan, Minister for Postal Services Sardar Al-Haj Umar Gorgaij, Minister for Science and Technology Changez Jamali and Senate Deputy Chairman Sabir Baloch who called on him separately on Friday.

He said consensus among political forces and other stakeholders on the need for continuity of democracy was a good omen for the system.

The prime minister said in a democratic system, it was electorate’s right to vote in and vote out governments.

He directed the ministers to step up contacts with the masses and apprise the people about various measures adopted by the democratic government for their well-being.

Ashraf said during its five-year tenure, the government addressed structural issues that had traditionally bedeviled the federation.

He added that the legal, political and administrative reforms introduced by the government were far-reaching in nature and would take some time to bear fruit.

The ministers apprised the prime minister about the working of their ministries.