Pakistan is not an enemy of India: Zardari

December 17th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec 17 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistanis and Indians are made of the same mud, and added that we are not the enemies of India.

We look enormously, and we always react emotionally. Fear breeds fear. But I must repeat, India is not the enemy of Pakistan and we are not the enemies of the Indians, Zardari said in an interview to a French daily.

Zardari said the current tension created fear. Of course, some Pakistanis cannot help but remember that India has 4800 tanks.

The only border crossed by these tanks is ours. For reasons of relief, they cannot enter Bhutan, or Nepal, or China. We call the leadership of the region to precisely overcome this fear, he said.

Zardari repeated what he said on September 20: I put myself in the land corpse of my wife. My heart cries tears of blood. I ask you to turn this pain into strength. We are a nation courageous and determined. The death has not taken on us. Pakistan is our country and save us. And I hope that Europe will help us.

He said that Pakistan pledges to pursue, arrest, try and punish anyone involved in the horrible massacre of Bombay. But we put the world on guard against hasty judgments and inflammatory statements.

India is a nation that has reached maturity. It is a stable democracy. Pakistanis appreciate what India has contributed to the cause of democracy in this region. But popular anger fueled by the terrorist attacks in Bombay can be a bad advisor, Zardari added.

India, Pakistan and the rest of the world must work together to eradicate these terrorists who have spread death in Bombay, which in the past have attacked New York, London and Madrid, which destroyed the Marriott Hotel Islamabad last September, The News quoted Zardari, as saying.

The killers of my wife are closely linked by their ideology, these enemies of civilization, he said. (ANI)

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