Pakistan not to accept conditional US aid

April 11th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Yousuf Raza Gilani Multan, Apr. 11 (ANI): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said that Pakistan would not accept such conditions attached to the US aid which go against the country’s interests.

“Pakistan is a sovereign country, a self-respecting nation and front line ally in the war against terrorism and will not accept such conditions that are against the interests and stature of the country,” the News quoted, Gilani as saying.

Gilani said that Pakistan wanted friendly relations with all the neighbouring countries be it India, Afghanistan or Iran.

When asked about the Swat peace agreement, Gilani said that Swat was a Princely State before its amalgamation into Pakistan and it had its own customs and tradition.

“People of Swat want a system for speedy justice and martyred Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto had also given incentives to them when she was the Prime Minister of Pakistan,” he added. (ANI)

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