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President Asif Ali Zardari with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo
President Asif Ali Zardari with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday felicitated President Asif Ali Zardari on completing his constitutional tenure as head of state, DawnNews reported.

President Zardari is the first elected head of state of the country who is set to complete his five-year term in office. He also has the distinction of addressing joint sittings of Parliament six times.

Prime Minister Sharif called upon the president at Aiwan-i-Sadr with the meeting lasting for over 30 minutes.

The two discussed the country's overall political situation, sources said, adding that both leaders agreed that in order to sustain the democratic set-up in Pakistan, it was imperative to move forward in accordance with the Charter of Democracy (CoD).

During the meeting, President Zardari said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would play the role of a genuine opposition and would also commend the government in instances and situations that merit praise.

The meeting also discussed matters relating to cooperation between the federal and provincial governments as well as the recent decisions of the cabinet on the law and order situation in Karachi.

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asad Sep 05, 2013 02:20pm

i feel that Nawaz Sharif has matured immensely and is taking all the right steps in the right direction without violating his mandate and authority. This is very refreshing and nice to see. Not many people in pakistan know this but having a genuine democracy is the biggest blessing with all the long term solutions.

dharmendraGoel Sep 05, 2013 02:59pm

It isvery heartening thatdespite of varioushicp-upsPresidentAsifZardari hascompleted his full term asPresident. He shall soonbe leavingAvan -e-Sadar soon nextweek orso.he shallstillproposesto look afterhisaparty's woek PPP in coming months. Itf thisfructifies, it lays goodgroundsto believe thatPakistani Zamooria ison even keel.D. goel

Observer Sep 05, 2013 02:59pm

I remember Zardari was "Ali BABA" and his cabinet 40 thieves for Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif and our Honorable Chief Minister Mr. Shehbaz Sharif...... :P

G.Nabi Sep 05, 2013 05:26pm

it was imperative to move forward in accordance with the Charter of Democracy (CoD). For 5 years they never tried to move forward, never recognised CoD. Nawaz Sharif offered a friendly opposition, now it is the turn of Zardari who will do the same. The coin is same, only different face.

m h kayani Sep 08, 2013 12:22pm

@Observer: They are all the same, perhaps it is time for Pakistanis to get up and see what is happening to their country.

m h kayani Sep 08, 2013 12:26pm

@asad: Stupid democracy failed every where in the world, only Islamic rules will remain. Pakistan is NOT a democratic country and neither is else where in the world, RICH RULES and poor pay for it. That is democracy.