Rice said the Bush Administration has also had helped in training of Pakistani local officials to monitor elections and the US Embassy in Pakistan would have "our people out and about in the country." "I believe that Pakistan leadership understands that they have to have election that inspires confidence in the Pakistan people, that it's a step forward towards democracy," the Dawn quoted Rice, as saying. "It is not going to be easy. We all are concerned about the potential for violence. We are concerned about the potential that they are at least pockets where there may be problems with elections," she added
Rice further said that the US is constantly telling Pakistani authorities that the elections have to inspire confidence and encourage people in that country. "Once elections are over, the key is going to be to bring about a government that again can inspire that there are a wide range of moderate voices that have been integrated into it," Rice said.