Monday, June 22, 2009

Fight Against Militancy need to Continue said President Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari has reiterated that the government would
continue its fight against militancy and terrorism claiming that the
military enjoys heavy public mandate and endorsement of the

He was addressing a public meeting here on the occasion of 56th Birth
anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Sunday being celebrated across
the country with zeal and fervour.

Earlier, Zardari, the husband of slain former prime minister donated
blood at a blood camp in Naudero on birth day of his wife.

The party workers and officials are donating blood across the country
at blood donation camps to express solidarity with their martyred
party leader.

Paying solemn tribute to the political struggle of his assassinated
wife, Zardari said "I solute the ideology of Benazir Bhutto today… she
taught us the lessons and principles of democracy and we will continue
to achieve BB's mission."

He said that the army was fighting against terrorism and militancy in
the northwest areas of Pakistan vowing that the army and government
would continue the battle.

"It's my promise to every child of the nation that we will save our
county battling against militancy and extremism within our territory."

Zardari remarked that after of Benazir Bhutto's assassination the
newly elected government faced severe problems, of them very first was
the election and its fairness was doubtful. "But we foiled the
conspiracy of the then dictator who delayed polls to create a vacuum
of leadership in the country," he said.

"We took onboard all the political parties and laid foundation of
political reconciliation in the country to successfully run the
democratic process."

The president claimed that Pak army enjoys full backup support of
parliament and entire nation in the operation against Taliban

"There is a public mandate to the army and a certificate of the
National Assembly and the people of Pakistan who are standing shoulder
by shoulder with the armed forces."

He said that the previous operations against militants proved
ineffective due to the lack of public support, affirming that the
ongoing operation would prove successful as the troops enjoying public
support and people from every walk of life.

The president slammed Taliban's stances and version of Islam, saying
"we don't believe in Taliban's version of Islam who are bent to impose
their own rigid thoughts and rule on the entire nation," he mentioned.

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