PAKISTAN WELCOMES FOREIGN ELECTION OBSERVERS: FOREIGN MINISTRY

Pakistan, on Friday, welcomed foreign observers for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Two observer groups from the European Union and the Commonwealth, are currently deployed, to observe the elections on July 25.

Former President of Nigeria and Head of the Commonwealth Observers Group, Abdulsalami Abubakar, called on Pakistan Foreign Minister, Hussain Haroon, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and discussed matters relating to the forthcoming general elections, the Foreign Ministry said.

Abubakar is leading a 24-member delegation of Commonwealth Election Observers Group, to observe general elections 2018.

The Commonwealth Election Observers Groups were deployed in Pakistan during the 2002 and 2013 general elections.

Abubakar said, he was looking forward to a peaceful electoral process, and conveyed his positive impressions on the preparations for the general elections, according to a Foreign Ministry's statement.

"Pakistan has a tradition of welcoming international election observers," the statement said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK