Pak will be terror free soon: Gilani

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Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his country would soon be free from terrorists, as security forces continue their offensive against militants.

Addressing the nation for the first time on the state radio, Gilani said the real faces of extremists have been exposed and that they would soon be rooted out.

"We have dealt severe blows to terrorists and the day is not far when we will rid the country of them. Disappointed and unsuccessful, these terrorists turned to civilian populations, but the vigilant people of the country have seen their real faces now," Gilani said.

He said militancy has affected Pakistan's economy to a great extent, preventing foreign investors from coming to the country.

"It is, undoubtedly, a difficult time, but with the support of a united nation, we will successfully pass through this difficult period," Gilani said, and added that efforts were on to revive the sagging economic structure.

He said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government was confronting a number of challenges such as terrorism, inflation, unemployment, political confrontation, lack of trust between state institutions, energy crisis, law and order situation and a sense of dissatisfaction among the people, but the government is trying its best to address all issues.

"Within two years we have not only moved ahead with fulfilling the promises made in the party's manifesto, but are also endeavouring to resolve the issues that we had inherited," The News quoted Gilani, as saying.

Rejecting speculations regarding a mid-term poll in the country, Gilani said his government would restore the 1973 Constitution in its original format.

"We are trying to revive the unanimous 1973 constitution to its original form, which has been distorted by dictators. We are rectifying it and the nation will soon hear the good news," he said.

"We are determined to uphold the supremacy of the constitution and parliament. The entire world has seen that we have reinstated the sacked judges and respected the recent verdicts of the Supreme Court," Gilani added. (ANI)

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