Pak to share own counter-terrorism policy with US soon: Gilani

April 19th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Karachi, Apr.19 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the country is ready with its own anti-terrorism strategy which it would be sharing with the United States soon.

“Our policy is ready, and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would visit the US in the first week of May to share this policy with the American administration,” The Daily quoted Gilani, as saying.

Addressing a press conference here, Gilani said President Asif Ali Zardari could also visit the US to discuss the issue with the Obama Administration.

Commenting on the heightened tension with India following the Mumbai terror attacks, Gilani said that the 26/11 incident has certainly derailed the peace process between the two neighbours.

“We need to start confidence-building measures afresh with India. However, it will take some time,” Gilani said.

When enquired about the implementation of Islamic law in Swat and the reservations America has expressed over the issue, Gilani said the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, which was introduced in the valley, was according to the constitution of the country.

“The government is trying to convince the US to keep ground realities in mind, and understand Islamabad’s decision to implement this law,” he added.

Addressing the issue of Balochistan, Gilani said his government was ready to initiate political dialogue with all forces of the region under its reconciliation policy. (ANI)

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