ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Islamabad looks forward to work closely with the new administration of Washington in persuasion of common ideas of freedom, democracy, peace and prosperity.
He expressed these views in a ceremony on the occasion of US National Day and Election Day here on Wednesday, where he was chief guest on behalf of the Prime Minister.
Speaking on the occasion, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said Pakistan and the US are trade partners and their ties are not limited to one sector.
He said relations between Pakistan and America are stable and Washington supports democracy in Pakistan.
“At the White House last year, President Obama and Prime Minister Sharif reaffirmed that a mutual commitment to democracy is a key pillar of the U.S.-Pakistan partnership,” said American Ambassador David Hale. “Today we are here to watch our democracy in action.”
Representatives from the diplomatic corps, Pakistani government, businesses, and civil society watched live television coverage of the American elections and also enjoyed a performance of jazz tunes by renowned Lahore-based musical ensemble Sachal Studios.
“We enjoyed the opportunity to introduce our fellow Pakistanis to American jazz through our performance today,” said Sachal Studios sitarist Nafees Khan.