PM terms 2013 as a year of elec­tion

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KARACHI

Prime Min­is­ter Raja Parvez Ashraf has said that 2013 is the year of elec­tions. Ad­dress­ing a cer­e­mony to mark ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs of South Asia Photo Jour­nal­ist As­so­ci­a­tion the Prime Min­is­ter ex­pressed the con­fi­dence that these would not only nour­ish democ­racy but also lay foun­da­tions for a sus­tain­able po­lit­i­cal sys­tem in the coun­try.

The Prime Min­is­ter said the PPP Gov­ern­ment pur­sued rec­on­cil­ia­tory pol­icy as en­vi­sioned by Be­nazir Bhutto. The Gov­ern­ment has been fol­low­ing this pol­icy to com­bat all kinds of chal­lenges in a bid to strengthen democ­racy. Raja Parvez Ashraf said me­dia and Gov­ern­ment al­ways work for the com­mon good of the so­ci­ety. He said the PPP Gov­ern­ment be­lieves in in­de­pen­dent and free me­dia.

He an­nounced three mil­lion ru­pees for the As­so­ci­a­tion. Ear­lier‚ the Prime Min­is­ter went round the dif­fer­ent sec­tions of ex­hi­bi­tion and evinced keen in­ter­est in the pho­tos of those lead­ers in­clud­ing Zul­fiqar Ali Bhutto and Be­nazir Bhutto Sha­heed who played an epoch mak­ing role in the his­tory of Pak­istan.

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