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Foreign Secretary statement in support of democracy in Pakistan

UK supports a democratic Pakistan. We urge all to work together through constitutional means to peacefully resolve political differences.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Following ongoing political protests in Islamabad Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

The UK and Pakistan have deep and extensive ties. We strongly support a democratic Pakistan and the use of democratic institutions to resolve political disputes. I hope that all parties in Pakistan can work together under the Constitution to peacefully resolve current political differences.

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Published 19 August 2014