ISLAMABAD, FEB 11: (DNA) – President Arif Alvi has congratulated the people of Pakistan, especially the women for coming out in huge numbers, withstanding all pressures and standing up for democracy.
The youth deserve a special mention, and I praise them for having decided to take charge of the country by participating peacefully in the voting process. They have put their faith in democracy. This belief is very precious, it will write history and must be recognized.
A true mandate is essential to come out of the severe financial crunch, to make difficult decisions, to repair, and to heal the bitterness of the past. We must celebrate this effervescent new focus and show it to the outside world. My confidence in our brilliant future has been strengthened as the PEOPLE have not only spoken but have shouted out their will.
Nothing can crystallise unless this huge mandate of my citizens is respected and recognized. Politicians, their parties, and our institutions must embrace this God sent opportunity. Allah is definitely very gracious to Pakistan.
Come rise my people, unite, put everything together, repair and build. The world awaits you.