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Zardari says military offensive in Malakand will continue.

Byline: ANI

Islamabad, June 30 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu: آصف علی زرداری) (Sindhi:آصف علي زرداري) (born July 21, 1956) is the chief of the Zardari tribe and the  has said the military offensive in the Malakand division Malakand Division was an administrative division of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government.

Former Divisions of Pakistan
 would continue until militants are completely eliminated from the region.

"Either the militants have to lay down arms, give up militancy and accept state's authority or they have to be exterminated. Let there be no doubt or mistake about it," the Dawn quoted Zardari, as saying.

Addressing MNAs and Senators of the Pakistan People's Party People's party: see Populist party. , Zardari paid tribute to soldiers and personnel of law-enforcement agencies for their courage and heroism.

"Success in the war against militancy was due to the valour of our forces on the one hand and the sagacity sa·gac·i·ty  
The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.

[French sagacité, from Old French sagacite, from Latin
 and wisdom of parliament and political parties on the other for lending political support to it," he said.

Zardari also praised the internally displaced persons for rendering a great sacrifice for the cause of the country.

"I assure speedy return of displaced people and their rehabilitation," he said.

On the proposed constitutional amendments and repealing of the controversial 17th amendment that gives undemocratic powers to the president, he said the party was keen to democratise Verb 1. democratise - become (more) democratic; of nations

change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

 the Constitution by removing anti- democratic clauses.

Zardari said a 27-member parliamentary committee had been set up comprising representatives of political parties and federating units to make recommendations for amendments to articles. (ANI)

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