Pak, India must work together to fight terrorism: Malik

January 12th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.12 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani’’s Adviser on Interior, Rehman Malik, has stressed the need for joint efforts by Pakistan and India to fight terrorism and said that his country is willing to co-operate with the neighbouring country fully in this regard.
Addressing a joint news conference with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain here, Malik ruled out chances of a war between the two nuclear-armed countries and said the region desire peace and amity.
According to The News, he pointed out that terrorism was causing harm to both Pakistan and India and said the two countries need to work together to overcome this menace. He expressed confidence that the present Government will be able to drive the country out of its present difficulties.
Malik , responding to a question, said all the political parties were united in fight against terrorism and extremism. He further said the coalition government of PML-N and PPP in Punjab is functioning normally although odd problem do arise which is common in any given coalition setup.
Speaking on the occasion, the MQM Chief said the people of Pakistan and India were not in favour of war and wanted to live in peace and harmony.
He said there is complete and full-fledged democracy in Pakistan and any attempts to cripple or damage it will be unacceptable. He emphasised on the continuation of a democratic process and said it is in the vital interest of Pakistan. (ANI)

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