Malik asks international community to write off Pak's 55 bn dollar foreign debt

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Islamabad, Nov 15(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has asked the international community to write off the country's 55 billion dollars foreign debt, saying that it has already spent 140 billion in fighting and eliminating terrorism.

Addressing the Pakistan Development Forum (PDF) in Islamabad, Malik said: "We are passing through difficult times and international community should come forward to our help".

The Minister further said that the international community must realize that the war on terror is being fought to protect the world and to promote global peace.

"Those who cannot fulfill their obligations have no right to say 'do more' either," the Nation quoted Malik, as saying.

He also reminded that safety and security in Pakistan and Afghanistan was linked to international peace and harmony and both the South Asian countries should be strengthened economically. (ANI)

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