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Pak to revisit its strategy against war on terror, relations with US: PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan has decided to revisit its strategy against war on terror and its relations with the United States according to the resolution adopted by the parliament.
Answering questions of students of Peking University in Beijing on Thursday, he said Pakistan has rendered tremendous sacrifices in the war against terrorism and the world should recognize our sacrifices.
He said sacrifices given by NATO are much less than our sacrifices and we have lost about thirty thousand civilians and five thousand soldiers besides an equal number who have been disabled.
The Prime Minister said peace cannot be achieved in Afghanistan without cooperation of Pakistan. Pakistan is part of the solution in Afghanistan and bringing peace, progress and stability in the world.
Answering questions, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said Pakistan has condemned drone attacks being carried out on our soil and we consider them as violation of our sovereignty and integrity. He said we have reminded a number of times to the United States that these are counter productive and these help terrorists to again associate with the local tribe. He said the parliament has also condemned these attacks demanding of the US to stop them.
The Prime Minister said we are responsible nation and nuclear power and we know how to protect our sovereignty and integrity.
He expressed gratitude to China for extending its cooperation in the difficult time to Pakistan regarding unilateral US operation by the US in Abbottabad.
Earlier, addressing students of the university, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani stressed the need for enhanced educational collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese educational institutions for further strengthening and cementing Pak-China deep rooted ties.
He also emphasised for more cooperation in education research projects and students exchange between the two countries.
The Prime Minister said Pak-China all-weather friendship and strategic cooperative partnership has withstood the vicissitude of time and the changes in the international and regional situation adding that both the countries have stood by each other at all times and under all circumstances.
He appreciated China for extending its full support to Pakistan in its own national efforts to safeguard our sovereignty and our core national interests. On its Part, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan has always strongly supported China on all issues. Pakistan he said believes in One-China policy and firmly support China’s principled stand on Tibet and Taiwan.
He described Peking University as one of the oldest and finest in the world and said Pakistan values the contribution it has made towards promoting China-Pakistan friendship.
The Prime Minister referred to Pakistan Study Centre at the Peking University and complimented Professor Tang Mengsheng, Director of the Centre for his personal interest and solid contribution to promoting greater contacts and collaboration between Pakistan and China.
He also appreciated the China Radio International for running excellent programmes in its Urdu service and said more and more Urdu speaking graduates of the Peking University are choosing to work in Pakistan for Chinese companies and media.



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  1. Anon said:

    "The Prime Minister said peace cannot be achieved in Afghanistan without cooperation of Pakistan. Pakistan is part of the solution in Afghanistan and bringing peace, progress and stability in the world."

    "The Prime Minister said we are responsible nation and nuclear power and we know how to protect our sovereignty and integrity."

    Richard Armitage (ex US deputy Sec. of State) didn't agree. Ask Musaraf.

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