Pakistan parliament makes history by completing tenure
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's parliament made history on Thursday by becoming the first national assembly in the country's history to complete a full term in office, dissolving in a low-key session that paves the way for elections.
"The session that started on February 18, 2013 has prorogued on completion of its business," said Ms Yasmeen Rehman, lawmaker for the main ruling Pakistan People's Party, reading out a letter from President Asif Ali Zardari.
She wished those present the best of luck before adding: "I pray that Allah gives us success and that democracy should continue and the next parliament should also complete its term."
Ms Rehman stood in for the national assembly speaker, who was not present.