He said Pakistan has asked the international community to provide help for the setting up of special zones, which would help in improving the socio-economic condition of Swat Valley, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) residents.
"We are regularly persuading the international community to provide 350 million dollars for establishing Reconstruction Opportunities Zones in the FATA," he said.
Talks and dialogues are the only solution to the problem of the tribal region, and any military offensive would only aggravate the situation, Zardari said.
Attending a meeting of tribal elders here, Zardari said international aid to Pakistan has been delayed due to a change of regime in the United States.
He also assured tribal leaders that Pakistan would ask the Obama administration to stop drone attacks inside its territory.&13;&13;