Pak delegation to visit US for 'monitoring' Prez polls

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{image-US presidential election_13102008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Washington, Oct 13: The Pakistan Government's declared 'austerity' programme, particularly initiated by President Asif Ali Zardari amid the prevailing economic crisis, has reportedly received a lot, as a 15-strong delegation of Pakistani parliamentarians gets ready to fly to the US to 'study and witness' the November 4 US presidential election.

The move assumes significance in the wake of the financial crunch worsening and Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves dwindling. Those nominated to the delegation have already been informed, but attempts to obtain their names locally have not been successful, reported the Daily Times. It is not clear what the lawmakers expect to study or witness since unlike their Pakistani counterpart, US elections are low key, added the paper. It quoted a local community leader as saying that the Pakistani lawmakers would be able to get a much better idea of how the US presidential election is conducted 'were they to stay home and watch it on CNN.'

ANI

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