Zardari fails to “educate” Cameron over Pak’s anti-terrorism efforts

August 7th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI  

David Cameron London, Aug.7 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had vowed to “educate” British Prime Minister David Cameron over Islamabad’s role in ‘war on terror’ after the later attacked Pakistan for ‘exporting terror’, however, the President failed to put up any strong objections during his meeting at the Chequers here.

The meeting between Zardari and Cameron had attracted the world media’s attention after tempers ran high on both sides following Cameron’s anti-Pakistan jibe.

Cameron, during his recent trip to India, had accused Pakistan’s security services of double-dealing with the Taliban militants, aiding terrorism and cheating the Western partners, which infuriated Islamabad with calls being made to Zardari to cancel his Britain tour.

However, Zardari decided to continue with his trip and hold talks with Cameron which raised expectations of a ’showdown’ between the two leaders, but the meeting turned out to be a calm affair with both leaders vowing to continue and strengthen the “unbreakable” bond between the two countries.

“I’m looking forward to a relationship where Britain supports Pakistan around the world,” Zardari said after the meeting.

Putting aside the controversy, Zardari both countries would continue to work each other

“This is a friendship that will never break, no matter what happens. Storms will come and storms will go but Pakistan and Britain will stand together and face all the difficulties with dignity and we will make sure that the world is a better place for our coming generations,” he said.

Zardari’s statement is likely to put him at odds with the country’s powerful army, which has reacted strongly over Cameron’s recent criticism, The News reports. (ANI)

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