Peshawar, Apr.28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that those who were given shelter in the country more than 30 years ago have now turned against it and killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
"The refugees turned out to be bitter enemies in the end as they were the people who killed their hosts and their families and led to the destruction of their property," Zardari said while addressing a tribal jirga at the Governor House here.
Zardari said Pakistanis have rendered major sacrifices in the past, and urged the people of the region to protect their land at all costs.
"We will not let anyone take even an inch of our land and will protect it at the cost of our lives... as we know how much sacrifices were rendered to get our liberation from the British," The News quoted Zardari, as saying.
He admitted that the government was facing several challenges, but added that it would come out of it successfully.
Commenting on the change of name of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Zardari said the people of the region have got their true recognition.
"The decision of the new name was the result of a consensus that reflected the political maturity of the people and the political parties," he added. (ANI)