Taliban wants ‘new world order’, says Zardari

H S Rao
London, May 14 (PTI) With the Taliban becoming emboldened in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has described them as the “biggest challenge” of 21st century and warned that they are trying to create a “new world order”.

“It is not a short-term affair, it is a long-term affair. It is challenging our way of life, they are trying to create a new world order,” Zardari, who is here on a two-day visit, said while referring to the threat from Taliban.

“It (the Taliban) is the biggest challenge of the 21st century,” the Pakistan President told newsmen here last night.

He also dismissed as incorrect a BBC survey which suggested that only 38 per cent of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province is under government control.

Zardari’s comments came after his meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Foreign Secretary David Miliband, opposition Conservative party leader David Cameron and Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague.

The latest situation in the fight between the Taliban and the Pakistani army figured in his talks with the British leaders.

Official sources said Zardari hoped the international community would continue to provide assistance to Pakistan in its endeavour to confront challenges of violent extremism and terror, strengthening the capability of law enforcing agencies and resurrecting the national economy and the rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons. PTI

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