New Delhi, Nov 6: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said New Delhi wished to see the beginning of democratisation in Pakistan, adding that the people of that country would then be able to elect their government.
"We do hope the process of democratisation in Pakistan to begin and people of Pakistan will get an opportunity to have their government as per their Constitution," Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of the first India-Africa Hydrocarbon Conference here.
Mukherjee said that New Delhi wants "peace, prosperity and stability" in Pakistan.
On Saturday, the day on which the emergency was proclaimed in Pakistan by President General Pervez Musharraf, New Delhi hoped that normalcy would soon return to democracy.
Mukherjee inaugurated the first India-Africa Hydrocarbon
Conference. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora also
attended the conference.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, FICCI and UNCTAD are jointly organising a two-day conference.
The primary objective of the conference is to provide a platform for exploring mutually beneficial partnership opportunities between Africa and India in the hydrocarbon sector.
Twelve Ministers of Energy from Africa will be leading delegations to this conference.
All the leading public and private sector players from India like, ONGC, IOC, GAIL, HPCL, BPCL, EIL, OIL, OVL and Reliance will showcase the Indian hydrocarbon sector.