Militancy poses a direct threat to Pak democracy: ZardariFebruary 18th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.18 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan is facing a difficult situation as terrorist groups want to impose their agenda across the country, thus posing a direct threat to democracy.
Speaking on the occasion of first anniversary of the general election here, Zardari urged his countrymen to unite and fight against the threat.
“A great threat to democracy comes from militancy and militants who want to impose their political and ideological agenda through bullet, instead of ballot. We must stand united and not let them succeed,” The Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying.
Zardari vowed not to let dictatorship take charge of the country again, and urged all leaders to work for the establishment of peace in the region.
On this day, let us reiterate our commitment to preserve, protect and enhance democracy. Let us vow not to let anyone usurp the rights of the people and not to let dictatorship strike again, he said.
“We must all join hands to make parliament the embodiment of the will of the people - truly strong and supreme, Zardari concluded. (ANI)