Govt de­ter­mined to tackle chal­lenges of ter­ror­ism‚ ex­trem­ism: PM

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KARACHI:

Prime Min­is­ter Raja Pervez Ashraf has re­it­er­ated that Pak­istan is de­ter­mined to tackle the chal­lenge of ter­ror­ism‚ ex­trem­ism and mil­i­tancy con­fronting it. Ad­dress­ing the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of De­fence Ex­hi­bi­tion IDEAS- 2012 in Karachi on Wed­nes­day, he said Pak­istan con­demns ter­ror­ism in all of its man­i­fes­ta­tions. He said the gov­ern­ment will not al­low the mil­i­tants to im­pose their agenda. The prime min­is­ter said the world eco­nomic cen­tres are shift­ing to Asia. How­ever‚ peace is vi­tal for re­gional de­vel­op­ment and pros­per­ity. He said that Pak­istan be­lieves in tol­er­ance.

Re­fer­ring to Pak­istan’s re­la­tions with other coun­tries‚ Prime Min­is­ter Pervez Ashraf said We have strong and time tested bi­lat­eral re­la­tions and we are also strength­en­ing co­op­er­a­tion with Malaysia‚ In­done­sia‚ and Tur­key. He said Pak­istan and Rus­sia are tak­ing keen in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing re­la­tions. He said Pak-Iran gas pipe­line will boost re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries. He said Pak­istan and In­dia are mov­ing in a right di­rec­tion through di­a­logue. Pak­istan fully fa­vors peace ef­forts in Afghanistan.

Min­is­ter for De­fence Pro­duc­tion Sar­dar Ba­hadur Khan pre­sented a sou­venir of the IDEAS 2012 to the prime min­is­ter on the oc­ca­sion.

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