Pakistan government makes history by completing full term
March 17 , 2013
Pakistan's government has made history by becoming the country’s first elected administration to complete a five-year term of office.
An interim government is to be installed until the next election, which will be held in May.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf hailed it as a victory for democracy in the country where governments in the past have been overthrown in coups or ended because of assassinations or murders.
"There is a long history of tussle between the democratic and undemocratic forces in Pakistan, but the democratic forces have finally achieved a victory," he said in a televised statement on Saturday.
Ashraf became prime minister after his successor was ousted amid a dispute with the judiciary. He has held the post for less than a year.
He is likely to hold the position until a new interim administration is installed within the next week.