Iran Congratulates Pakistan on Successful Holding of Elections

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has congratulated Islamabad on successfully holding the Pakistani general elections.

In a Friday statement, Qassemi hailed the parliamentary votes and people’s great turnout, and expressed the hope that the developing relations between the brotherly and neighbouring countries of Iran and Pakistan will be further strengthened in the new government.

“Like in the past, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to work to expand the all-round cooperation between the two Muslim countries, especially in the new era, in line with the interests of the two great nations of Iran and Pakistan,” added Qassemi.

General elections were held in Pakistan on 25 July 2018 to elect the members of the 15th National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies.

The former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan and his party Tehreek-e-Insaf won the country’s parliamentary elections, promising a new Pakistan following a vote that was marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence.

Khan, who aspires to be the country’s next prime minister, said in a televised address to the nation that “thanks to God, we won and we were successful”.

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