The embassies and excessive commissions of Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, the USA of America, in addition to the European Union Delegation, in settlement with EU heads of missions in Islamabad, acknowledge the dedication to democracy of the over 4,600 candidates standing for workplace federally, the 11,000 standing provincially and the 86 million Pakistani residents registered to vote and categorical our unequivocal assist without spending a dime, credible and clear elections in Pakistan.
We categorical our sympathy for the victims of latest violence and their households and welcome the efforts of Pakistan’s authorities to supply safety for the elections. The deliberate concentrating on of candidates and supporters by terrorist teams in Pakistan is an assault on the democratic rights of all candidates, democratic establishments and governance, and the internationally acknowledged proper of the individuals of Pakistan to participate within the authorities of their nation via freely chosen representatives. We welcome the decision by Pakistan’s spiritual leaders, supported by the most important political events, urging voters to go to the polls and train their proper to decide on their political representatives.
It’s important for Pakistan’s continued democratic improvement that ladies and men in all components of Pakistan really feel secure to commit their energies to the democratic course of by standing for election and voting with out concern.
The 2013 basic elections are a historic second for Pakistan, the place political authority is being handed from one elected authorities to a different, and it is just via free, credible and clear elections that the rights of the individuals of Pakistan can adequately be revered.