ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has warned that any confrontation between Pakistan and India would be disastrous for the war on terror as this would sap Pakistan’s efforts against militants on its Afghan border. In an interview with the leading British newspaper, he said that the architects of Mumbai calamity have managed to raise a threat on our Eastern border. As we have these people on the run along our western border our attention is being diverted at the critical time.
The President said Pakistan is worried that suspected foreign involvement in the terrorist attacks on Mumbai will lead to sharp deterioration of relations with India. Referring to the three wars between Pakistan and India in the past, President Zardari further warned that provocation by non-state actors posed the danger of a return to war between the nuclear armed neighbours.
The President urged to stand together to fight out the terrorism as the events in Mumbai tell us that there are ongoing efforts to carry out copycat attacks by militants.-SANA