Pak President Zardari wants end to political confrontation
Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for bringing an end to political confrontations to effectively deal with the daunting challenges being faced by the country.
"We cannot afford confrontation and need reconciliation," said President Zardari while addressing a joint session of the parliament Monday, being attended by new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other elected members.
The president's address marked the beginning of the first parliamentary year following the May 11 general elections and formation of the new government, Xinhua reported.
There was no disruption as witnessed in the past during presidential addresses.
"We have fulfilled our promise of smooth transition of power from one democracy to another democracy. This democratic peaceful transition marks the success of a prolonged struggle," he said.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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