Terrorist outfits aim to destabilise Pakistan, says Asif Ali Zardari

PPP co-chairman calls for logical conclusion of war on terror; commends Army chief for refusing to extend tenure

News Desk February 23, 2016
PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said incidents of terrorism, sectarian violence and unrest in Balochistan are part of a larger conspiracy to destabilise Pakistan.

"Taliban, other terrorist and criminal organisations as well as separatists are working to destabilise the country at the behest of their foreign masters," he said in a statement issued from Dubai on Tuesday.

Organised crimes in Karachi coupled with extortion and inciting terror at educational institutions are part of a mischievous plan of our enemies, Zardari added.

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While admiring the Army chief General Raheel Sharif’s decision to refuse an extension in his tenure, the PPP leader called for taking the war on terror to its logical conclusion.

"The nation is united, hopeful and is counting on the success of the war against terrorism with the leadership’s consistency and resilience of armed forces playing a major role," Zardari said.

The nation and army, he said, are fighting this war shoulder-to-shoulder.

The PPP co-chairman also called for dispelling any rumours against the cause. "Certain quarters are pointing out the military’s role in political matters, accountability and national affairs should refrain from doing so."

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Pakistan Army should be given credit for its significant achievements in leading decisive operation Zarb-e-Azb which has surely broken the backbone of terrorists, Zardari said, adding that the entire nation is fully cognisant of this fact and stood by them.


faisal | 5 years ago | Reply "While admiring the Army chief General Raheel Sharif’s decision"…interesting. So its the army chief and not the prime minister who decides whether to go and stay and if he decides to leave decently its so great that its 'admirable'.
Dash | 5 years ago | Reply Really?
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