Islamabad (June 08, 2018): United States Vice President Mike Pence Thursday phoned caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk and congratulated him on assuming the office, a statement by the PM’s Media Office said.
During the telephonic conversation, the US vice-president appreciated PM Mulk’s illustrious career as a jurist and wished him well for the effective implementation of the specific mandate of the caretaker government to hold elections in Pakistan, the statement said.
Pence also conveyed the good wishes of US President Donald Trump. The two figures agreed upon the importance of strengthening bilateral relations, as well as pursuing the common objective of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan, the statement said further.
Thanking Vice President Pence for his congratulatory call, the caretaker Pakistan premier said that his government was committed to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan in holding free and fair elections.He said that his government will fulfil its responsibility for a smooth transition of power to the elected government, in accordance with the constitution.
Last week, Justice (retd) Mulk took oath as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan, following which he assured that elections in the country would be timely and transparent.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that general elections in the country will be held on July 25. “Remember my words, elections will be held on the time fixed,” Mulk was quoted as saying.