Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that it was reassuring to see that the nation today seemed more united than ever before in its determination to exterminate militants.
In a message on the 7th martyrdom anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, Zardari said: “Today we pay homage to the prophetic vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and salute her and all those who laid down their lives fighting militancy and extremism.”
“We will not allow the fanatics to destroy the state and will resolutely fight them to the finish,” he said, adding that it was abundantly clear that the sole agenda of these barbarians is to take over the state and install what they call caliphate, so that they can dismantle all existing democratic structures.
“Their agenda is the same as that of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Al –Shabbab in Kenya, and Boko Haram in Nigeria,” he said, adding that they will not be allowed to succeed in their designs.
He said that today we also remember the martyrs who have laid their lives fighting extremists. If militants have not succeeded in their designs it is because of their sacrifices, and we salute them all.