Pakistani delegation due to observe polls in Azerbaijan
07 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed is leading a 15-member Parliamentary delegation representing six political parties from ruling and opposition parties to Azerbaijan to observe and monitor their presidential elections on October 9.
The delegation will be in Azerbaijan during October 7 to 11. Talking to the media, Senator Mushahid Hussain said ' the team had been invited by the Election Commission of Azerbaijan given the close brotherly bond between both the countries and in recognition of the fact that today Pakistan was a vibrant and dynamic democracy, probably, the freest democracy in the Muslim World'.
Earlier, Mushahid participated in two similar election observation missions in Cambodia and Mexico in his capacity as secretary general of CAPDI - the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International, which brings together civil society organisations and political parties from 26 different countries.
During a meeting on Saturday, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and Senator Dr Jehangir Badr jointly proposed a resolution thanking Azerbaijan for its consistent support to the Kashmiri right of self-determination, and reaffirming, on behalf of the people and parliament of Pakistan, support for Azerbaijan's principled position on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, territory of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia as a result of military aggression, and supporting the implementation of UN resolutions in this regard. The resolution, seconded by Senator Tahir Mashaddi, was unanimously passed.