| GEO Pakistan|
| US for strong democratic institutions in Pakistan: Patterson|
| Updated at: 2334 PST, Thursday, March 12, 2009|
LAHORE: Washington’s Ambassador to Islamabad Anne W. Patterson has said that US wants to see strong democratic institutions in Pakistan.
She expressed these views while speaking to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif at Raiwand here on Thursday.
Patterson said that all democratic forces should work jointly to strengthen the democracy in the country. While Nawaz Sharif said that US should respect the aspirations of the people of Pakistan.
Former chief minister Punjab and PML-N president Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were also present in the meeting.
According to sources, American ambassador said that non-state elements could take advantage of the prevailing situation if situation doesn’t improve.
Nawaz Sharif told US ambassador that his party would not back out from the long march at any cost. He said that PML-N never did the politics of confrontation and waging a struggle for the restoration of independent and strong judiciary.
All issued would be solved automatically if President restores deposed judges, he said.