ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said Monday that the government was committed to ensure smooth transition of power by holding transparent general elections. Talking to a delegation of US senators led by Senator Carl Levin, chairman Senate Armed Services Committee at Prime Minister's House, the premier said that the civilian government was going to complete its tenure for the first time in the history of the country.The PM said he hope that the relations between the two countries will further strengthen in the interest of the region and the world.Talking about Afghanistan and the post-withdrawal scenario of 2014, he said that Pakistan desired peace and stability in Afghanistan.  On terrorism, the premier said Pakistan condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.Welcoming the re-election of President Barak Obama, PM Raja said it would ensure continuity in relations.  He appreciated the services of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and welcomed the nomination of Senator John Kerry as her successor.Senator Karl Levin said that relations between the two countries were on the right track. Senators Levin and Jack Reed said the world was looking with great interest the next general elections in Pakistan. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Richard Olson, US ambassador to Pakistan was also present during the meeting. The visiting senators also had a separate meeting with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to discuss bilateral relations and the evolving regional situation. The foreign minister highlighted Pakistan's sacrifices in the international fight against terrorism. Pakistan fully supports an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process as part of its commitment to regional peace and stability, the foreign minister said. On Pak-US ties during the present democratic government's tenure, she said the two countries were able to move forward in a number of mutually beneficial areas. Separately, during a meeting with National Food Security Minister Mir Israrullah Zehri at the PM House, the premier said consensus among political forces was must for the continuation of the democratic process. Senators Mir Muhammad Ali Rind and Kalsoom Parveenwere also present there. They discussed prevailing political situation, issues relating to the upcoming general elections, law and order situation and development schemes in Balochistan.The premier said that upcoming elections would be a watershed in strengthening the democratic process. He said that Balochistan was the future of Pakistan and the government was committed to its progress and prosperity. Declaring his support for the government, President of Balochistan National Party-AwamiIsrarullah Zehri expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements made by the government for holding elections.