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Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to support democracy in Pakistan. (204816)

We are working with the Government of Pakistan, both bilaterally and through the EU and other multilateral organisations, to help meet the political and economic challenges it faces.

Recent visits by my right hon. Friends the Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary have underscored the UK’s commitment to promote good governance, strengthen democratic institutions, and combat terrorism. The UK played an active role in the EU’s Election Observation Mission in February.