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Threat to country's sovereignty to be countered with full force, says PM.

ISLAMABAD, 26 March , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan has no aggressive design against any other country but at the same time made it clear that any threat to country's territorial integrity and sovereignty will be countered with full force. Addressing the workshop in National Defence University, Premier Gilani added, Pakistan is passing through a difficult phase of complex security scenario and is confronted with a host of challenges both internally and externally. "We have been preparing for an external threat all these years. Our internal threats has been evolving beyond our comprehension and has weakened us considerably", he said. History tells us that a week inner front always intends to invite external aggression, Premier Gilani said. We have always maintained and stand committed that we have no aggressive design against any other country but at the same time we must make it clear that any threat to our territorial integrity and sovereignty would be countered with full force, he said. Despite our current financial crunch, he said, all requirements of our armed forces would be meted out in order to prepare them to accomplish their mission. "I take this opportunity to commend the armed forces of Pakistan for their invaluable contribution in supporting the national efforts of combating terrorism and appreciating the huge sacrifices being made by them on our western border to flush out the rouge elements to maintain peace", he said. We are playing the most pivotal role in ensuring peace for the whole world because of our armed forces and, the Prime Minister said. "Let me tell you that this fact is widely acknowledged by all important dignitaries who visit me frequently", he said. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani expressed satisfaction over the standard of training and level of comprehension of intricate security issues and said the university deserves a special appreciation on this account.

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Date:Mar 26, 2009
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