LAQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - G8 leaders expressed solidarity with Pakistan in its fight against the Taliban and called on Afghanistan to ensure credible and safe elections reflecting the peoples will. The Group of Eight summit in Italy said in a statement on Wednesday that they stand with Pakistan in its fight against the recent surge in Taliban activity in the northwest of the country, where the Pakistan military is trying to push back a growing insurgency. The G8 statement also called on neighbouring Afghanistan to ensure that its second presidential election, scheduled for Aug 20 is credible, inclusive (and) secure, reflecting the will of the Afghan people.