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'Bush visit has upset balance of power in South Asia'

Pak's Tehreek-e-Insaf party believes the US President's visit has upset the balance of power in South Asia.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 13:22 IST
Asian News International
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The Tehreek-e-Insaf President Javed Iqbal believes that the US President George W Bush's visit to the Indian subcontinent last week has disturbed the balance of power in South Asia.

Addressing reporters here over the weekend, Iqbal said Bush's contrasting responses in India and Pakistan clearly suggested that making good ground with New Delhi rather than Islamabad was in the American President's periscope.

Bush had delivered a clear message that "India's friends would be America's friends," claimed Iqbal, adding that there were clear indications that he wanted Indian domination in South Asia.

India's nuclear ties with the US were indicative of a failed Pakistan foreign policy, and therefore, President Musharraf should accept responsibility for this and resign, the Daily Times quoted Iqbal, as saying.

He also expressed doubt over Musharraf taking off his uniform after the 2007 general elections.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 13:17 IST