Global strategy needed to fight terrorism: Zardari

November 28th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanIslamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has warned that terrorism has become a global phenomenon that could be addressed effectively only by concerted international effort, Online news agency reported Friday. During his separate meetings Thursday with Chinese envoy to Pakistan, Luo Zhaohui and French envoy Daniel Jouanneau, Zardari told the envoys the latest terror attacks in India’s Mumbai metropolis show that terrorism is a global concern to be fought collectively.

The president underscored the need for a multi-pronged strategy including political, economic and military measures to face the challenge.

He insisted that cross border aerial raids by US coalition forces on suspected hideouts on Pakistani territory have not proved successful.

Islamabad has strongly protested the aerial raids on suspected hideouts of Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists on its soil along the Afghan border by the US-led coalition forces as violation of its sovereignty.

Zardari told the envoys his government’s multi-pronged strategy to fight terrorism in Pakistan had started giving positive results.

The president in a letter to his Indian counterpart Pratibha Patil Friday denounced the Mumbai attacks.

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