Malik to world: Place Pak on equal footing with India

May 25th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, May 25 (ANI): The Interior Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister, Rehman Malik has urged the international community to treat Pakistan like India, and not overtly worry about his country’s nuclear arsenal.

Talking to a private TV channel on Sunday, The Nation quoted Malik as saying that Pakistan’s nukes are in safe hands and would not fell into wrong hands.

Malik was responding to a US concern that Pakistan was in a nuclear arsenal expansionist mode, even while battling militants and extremists in the country’s North West Frontier Province (NWFP).”We have been able to control law and order. We have feared reaction of our operation against militants but the law enforcement agencies have been put on high alert to cope any emergency situation,” the paper quoted Malik, as saying.He went on to claim that militants wanted to make state within a state, and were getting their weapons from Afghanistan. Efforts were on to cut off their supply line, he added. (ANI)

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