Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday said the future of Pakistan lies in the continuity of democratic process.

He said that emergence of consensus across political forces and stakeholders on the need for continuity of the democratic system augured well for the country.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Mir Israrullah Zehri, Minister for National Food Security and Research and President of Balochistan National Party (Awami), who called on him here at the PM House.

Senator Mir Muhammad Ali Rind and Senator Mrs. Kalsoom Parveen, head of the Women Wing of the Party, were also present on the occasion.

The meeting discussed prevailing political situation, issues relating to the upcoming general elections including law and order situation and development schemes in Balochistan.

The Prime Minister said that upcoming elections would be a watershed in strengthening the democratic process.

He said that Balochistan is future of Pakistan and the government was committed to its progress and prosperity.

The Prime Minister assured the delegation that elections will be held on time in a free, fair and transparent manner in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.

Reiterating his support for the present government, the President of Balochistan National Party (Awami), Mir Israrullah Zehri expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made by the government for holding elections in fair, free and impartial manner.

He said that democracy provided people with an opportunity to resolve their differences amicably through dialogue and engagement and the system should continue.