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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political progress in Pakistan. (186600)

Parliamentary and provincial elections took place in Pakistan yesterday. It was an important opportunity for the people of Pakistan to exercise their democratic voice.

The UK took part in the EU election observation mission, which is still working in Pakistan. We expect that it will give its preliminary assessment on the election process tomorrow.