Mr Zardari, husband of assassinated Pakistan People's Party chief Benazir Bhutto, said his party wanted to build a friendlier relationship with India.'' Therein lies the survival of Pakistan.'' ''India, being the bigger power in the region, carries a larger responsibility as any Talibanisation, any Balkanisation, any warlord-like situation in Pakistan will directly affect India,'' he said in a candid interview to a web portal.
Speaking about Benazir Bhutto's legacy, he said the first challenge before the PPP was to win elections. ''We are telling the workers not to allow rigging and get their democratic rights and victory in Benazir's memory,'' Mr Zardari also hinted at a complete lack of communication Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf following his wife's assassination.
He described the influence of fundamentalist and jehadi elements in Pakistan as ''one of the gravest dangers'' in front of the country.
''We have been on the faultline of the world. With terrorism becoming the war of the future, time and people have managed to bring the war to our borders'' He urged the US to help Pakistan get a fine democracy so that ''we can be equal and helpful partners in the world community''.