Zardari asks people of Pakistan to unite against terrorism

January 2nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI  


Islamabad, Jan.2 (ANI): Worried by the internal conflicts in the country, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the public of Pakistan to put aside their differences and unite in fighting the war against terrorism.
At a meeting with the delegation of representatives, the Zardari said: The Taliban must be defeated to restore peace and stability in the country.
The recent upsurge in the activities of the Taliban in tribal areas has raised fears of a conflict between the military and the Taliban militants.
He stated that a high-level body to co-ordinate efforts in countering the threat posed by the Taliban would be established in the country, the Daily Times reported.
The National Commission for Counter-Terrorism would work to prepare and execute strategies against terrorism and terror outfits.
Zardari stressed on the need of an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate the work between the ISI and the intelligence bureau, saying: A one-window task force is required to coordinate the counter-terrorism efforts of these agencies.(ANI)

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