Democratic system taking roots: Rashid

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Information Minister says Pakistan is moving towards progress in every field including economy and politics.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid says democratic system is getting strength in Pakistan with collective efforts of the nation.

Speaking on a TV Channel, he said the country is going through an evolutionary and transitory phase and all national institutions and persons have learnt from the past.  

The minister said Pakistan is making progress in every field including economy and politics.

Talking to a US media delegation, Pervez Rashid said the government considers media as an important instrument for strengthening democracy.

He said it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a peaceful democratic transition took place which has subsequently culminated in the rise of a unique culture of political tolerance.

He said the government believes in the spirit of national interest and consensus to deal with terrorism and extremism.