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Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Pakistan. (282711)

The relationship between Pakistan’s main political parties has stabilised since March. It is critical that Pakistan’s politicians continue to work together to address Pakistan’s key challenges. We are encouraged by the significant cross party support for the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to bring security and stability to Swat and respond to the humanitarian crisis. We continue to work to help develop a strong, stable and democratic Pakistan.