With Pakistan under fire from India for its inaction against terrorism, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday tweeted that New Delhi must realise that his country is paying a heavy price for fighting militancy which has claimed hundreds of lives.
Malik's remarks on the social networking website Twitter came a day after the chief of Pakistan's paramilitary force
Frontier Constabulary (FC) Safwat Ghayyur was killed in a Taliban suicide attack near his organisation's headquarters
"India must realise what price Pakistan is paying for fighting terrorism after sad loss of our top commandant FC and
many losses daily in hands of terrorists," he said.
"To protect the future of our two great nations, India and Pakistan together, should progressively look forward to,
and work to achieve love and peace," Malik said in his message on the site.
He said defeat is not an option in the war on terrorism.
"We have to win this war. Nation stands united against terrorists/hired assassins."
Appealing to all to extend moral support to and show solidarity with Pakistan, Malik said the positive role of the
cuntry and its forces in the war on terror should be "appreciated and commended."
"International community can see what price we are paying for fighting terrorism! But still we are blamed! We are
victims of terrorism and we expect support not blame game," he said.
Malik, who was here for the funeral of the slain FC Commandant, said "I am sad to give final salute ... to very
honourable and brave hero Safwat Ghayyur... Nation is proud of you."
"I salute my friend Safwat Ghayyur for his courage and bravery. I remember our first operation against terrorists
together in Peshawar in 1993. May God bless you."