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Congress appreciates Zardari’s statement on terrorism in Pak

Congress on Thursday appreciated the honesty of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in admitting that terrorism has been “created and nurtured” by the establishment there for tactical gains.

delhi Updated: Jul 09, 2009 18:50 IST

Congress on Thursday appreciated the honesty of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in admitting that terrorism has been “created and nurtured” by the establishment there for tactical gains.

The party also demanded the terror camps in that country be dismantled with the same honesty.

“Pakistan President has admitted with honesty that the extremists were created and nurtured as a short term policy. The same honesty should be shown in dismantling the terror camps in the country,” party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told reporters here.

For the first time, Zardari admitted during an interactive meeting with former senior civil servants on Tuesday night, that militants and extremists were “created and nurtured” in Pakistan as a policy to achieve some short-term tactical objectives.

Ahmed hoped Zardari would not change his statement due to internal or external pressure.