Islamabad: While talking to spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect Prince Karim Aga Khan who called on President Asif Ai Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday President Asif Ali Zardari has condemned the Mumbai attacks and said baseless volleys allegation by India could derail the peace process between Pakistan and India.
They discussed issues of mutual interest, Indian allegations against Pakistan and development projects launched by the Aga Khan Foundation.
According to sources President Asif Ali Zardari told Prince Karim Aga Khan that we condemn the Mumbai terror attacks and have always opposed and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He said we are ourselves victims of terror and our people have also loss many lives due to this menace.
He said we would not compromise on our national integrity and security and India should detest from giving out statements of allegations until there is substantial proof of Pakistan’s involvement in the Mumbai attacks. He said such statements would greatly affect the peace process between the two countries and any unsettled situation would not be in the best of interest of both the countries. Sources said President reiterated cooperation to India in finding out who is behind the incident.
Talking about the economic situation the president said IMF loan has helped in stabilizing the economy and the loan would be used for betterment of the people, sources told.
Zardari praised the efforts of Aga Khan Foundation in poverty alleviation and development of the remote regions of the country. He also expressed his gratitude over the foundation’s help.
Prince Karim Aga Khan on the occasion urged both Pakistan and India to iron out their differences and work for the betterment of their people. He also assured that funding and ongoing projects of the Aga Khan foundation would be continued. Source