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Pak's credible defensive deterence in place

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 18:14 IST

Pakistan will continue to improve upon its credible defence deterrence, which is in place now more than ever before, President Pervez Musharraf has said.

"Pakistan's strategy of defensive deterrence is in place. It is more credible than ever before and we shall continue to improve upon it," Musharraf said in an address to the students of Command and Staff College in Quetta on Friday.

He said that the world, particularly the ummah, were passing through a critical phase.

Due to the impact of globalisation, trouble in any part of the globe would affect the rest of the world.

"If Muslim ummah was troubled, the whole world would suffer. The need of the hour is to resolve all political disputes involving Muslims with justice and equality," he said.

On the nationalist struggle in Balochistan, Musharraf said a huge amount of money and resources were being spent in the restive southwestern province to bring it at par with other provinces.

The president said complete control over obscurantism was necessary for sustainable economic development and democratic reforms in the country.

Under these strategies, electricity would be produced using gas, water, coal and alternative sources of energy. Gas and coal needed to be explored for producing cheap electricity, he said.

"For exploration of oil, gas and other minerals in Balochistan, we are required to assure foreign and local investors," the Dawn daily quoted him as saying.

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