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Army chief congratulates Pakistan on ‘successful conduct’ of elections

General Munir expressed hope that the diverse political landscape of the country would be well-reflected through the formation of a unified government comprising all democratic forces.

Chief of the Army Staff General Asim Munir extended congratulations to the nation for the smooth execution of the general elections, as reported by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The military’s media arm noted that the COAS also conveyed his felicitations to the interim setup, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), all political parties in Pakistan, and the successful candidates.

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General Munir emphasized the significance of the Pakistani people’s unrestricted participation in exercising their voting rights, showcasing their dedication to democracy and the rule of law outlined in the Constitution of Pakistan.

He commended the leadership and personnel of law enforcement agencies for ensuring a safe and secure environment during the electoral process, despite numerous challenges.

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The ISPR quoted the army chief as highlighting the constructive contributions of national media, civil society, members of the civil administration, and the judiciary in facilitating the successful conduct of the largest electoral endeavor in the nation’s history.

General Munir expressed hope that the diverse political landscape of the country would be well-reflected through the formation of a unified government comprising all democratic forces.

He emphasized that elections and democracy serve as instruments to benefit the people of Pakistan rather than being ends in themselves.

Furthermore, the army chief stressed the necessity for stable governance and a unifying approach to move beyond the politics of turmoil and division, which are incongruous with the aspirations of a progressive nation of 250 million people.