Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and discussed the political situation prevailing in the country.

Both the leaders agreed that democracy was the way forward and vowed to defy any attempt to derail the democratic process in the country.

Speaking to the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan had lived with the horrors of so-called slogans of revolutions and long marches, adding the best way to ascertain the people's wishes was through ballot.

The premier said democracy was restored through struggle of political forces in the country and the system needed continuity to evolve.

He said that it was a sign of political maturity that all the political forces were on the same page as far as need for continuity of democratic process was concerned.

Prime Minister Ashraf reiterated that the government was committed to hold fair, free and transparent elections in the country as per the Constitution.

He assured Nawaz Sharif that all necessary steps would be taken to achieve this objective.

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