Islamabad, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has issued a brutal threat to anti-democratic forces of the country, saying that any "evil eye on democracy" will be "gouged out."
"If anyone casts an evil eye on democracy, we will gouge out their eyes. We have shed our blood for our institutions we know what happens when institutions clash and don't want that to happen," the Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying.
Addressing a gathering to mark the second death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, Zardari said that "conspiracies" were being "hatched against the four provinces and the federation but all will be foiled by the people of Pakistan".
Citing Iraq and Afghanistan as examples, Zardari said: "We know what happens when institutions are weakened but we are not that weak don't think we are weak, or we cannot fight. Do not consider our tolerance our weakness. We know how to fight, but a tussle between institutions will weaken Pakistan. You know what happened in Afghanistan and Iraq."
On a sarcastic note, Zardari said that some people were claiming that he would leave the presidency by December, but "I want to know how do they know that"? (ANI)