Delay in aid dispensation could disrupt war on terror: Zardari | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 11, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 11, 2010

Delay in aid dispensation could disrupt war on terror: Zardari

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has warned that delay in the dispensation of international aid could force Pakistan to cut development spending, which in turn could be a "setback for the war on terror."
"Given the severity of the internal security challenge. It is critical that the economy is provided a strong stimulus as quickly as possible," the Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying.
In an article in the Foreign Affairs magazine, Zardari said that Pakistan is making concerted efforts to stabilise the economy and contain militancy, but world powers must step up support for the country's government.
He added that the country was paying a heavy price for sharing a border with Afghanistan.
"Up to 2.5 million internally displaced persons following operations against terrorists in northwestern areas drove the direct cost of the conflict to an estimated 45 billion dollars. We have chosen to fight terror and stand firm in this struggle alongside our allies," he said.
At the same time, Zardari underlined the implications of Pakistan's support against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

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