Islamabad, Jan.29 : Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf returned here Tuesday morning at the conclusion of his four-nation visit to European countries: Belgium, France, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
The President was received at PAF Base Chaklala by caretaker Prime Minister Muhammadmian Soomro, National Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain, caretaker Minister for Information Nisar Memon and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani, besides other senior civil and military officers. Talking to reporters in London prior to his departure, Musharraf termed his visit helpful in consolidating political and economic ties at bilateral and regional levels.
The President expressed satisfaction over his meeting with the leadership of the two countries, interaction with media, talks with business executives and members of Pakistani community. Musharraf assured the world community that the country was moving on the right track, stemming out militancy in some tribal areas and maintaining economic sustainability besides commitment to hold free, fair and transparent elections in peaceful atmosphere on February 18.
Regarding his participation in the World Economic Forum at Davos, Musharraf said he availed the opportunities with top multinational companies for bringing more investment in Pakistan.
He also assured the leaders of the friendly countries, media and business representatives that the efforts to destabilize Pakistan would never succeed.