There are 'cancerous forces' within Pak: Zardari

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Islamabad, Dec 28: There are certain ' cancerous forces' in Pakistan that needs to be rooted out, said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. He was addressing at first memorial service organised to mourn the death of his wife, Benzir Bhutto who was assassinated in 2007.

Zardari accepted the fact that Pakistan had issues within the country with non-state actors becoming like a cancer. He ascertained that Pakistan will deal with the cancer on its own, ruling out a war with India. Zardari's statement comes after international pressure mounted on Pakistan to tone down any war talk.

In an emotional speech Zardari appealed to India and the US to understand the problems Pakistan was facing. "Dialogue is our biggest arsenal," he said adding"the solution to the problem of the region is politics, is dialogue and is democracy in Pakistan, because democracy is part of the cure and not part of the problem."

Zardari's comments come a day after the US and Pakistan's close allies China and Saudi Arabia asked Islamabad to take steps to defuse tension with India. Pakistan has also been urged to bring justice to those behind the Mumbai terror attacks 2008.


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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