Throughout a go to to Lahore immediately, U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson met with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sethi, and members of civil society. Ambassador Olson congratulated Nawaz Sharif on PML-N’s success within the nationwide and provincial meeting elections, and underscored the US’ dedication to a powerful bilateral relationship with Pakistan primarily based on respect and mutual pursuits.
On Might 12, President Obama stated, “I congratulate the individuals of Pakistan on the profitable completion of yesterday’s parliamentary elections. The US stands with all Pakistanis in welcoming this historic peaceable and clear switch of civilian energy, which is a major milestone in Pakistan’s democratic progress. By conducting aggressive campaigns, freely exercising your democratic rights, and persevering regardless of intimidation by violent extremists, you will have affirmed a dedication to democratic rule that can be important to reaching peace and prosperity for all Pakistanis for years to return. The US and Pakistan have a protracted historical past of working collectively on mutual pursuits, and my Administration seems ahead to persevering with our cooperation with the Pakistani authorities that emerges from this election as equal companions in supporting a extra secure, safe, and affluent future for the individuals of Pakistan.”