The President was giving an interview to Al-Arabia news channel. He expressed concerns over political unrest in some countries of the Gulf region and said that …, people should not be provoked into any action,” the President said.
He ruled out the possibility of political unrest in Pakistan, like some countries of the Gulf region. The President, however, added that Pakistan was obviously concerned about the situation in Gulf countries and the instability in the region, which used to be a very stable and secure region.
Zardari said did not think such political unrest could reach Pakistan as it was different country having strong parliament and a stable democracy.
There is no comparison of Pakistan and the situation in that region”, Zardari said and maintained that Pakistan was created through a democratic mythology under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He recalled that her wife (late Benazir Bhutto) in her last book had also talked about reconciliation in the Muslim World. “So I think confrontation is not the answer but reconciliation
In the present scenario in Bahrain, there should be a kind of understanding…, people should not be provoked into any action,” the President said, pointing out that Pakistan respects the GCC decision to dispatch troops to quell the unrest in Bahrain.
He added that it is a regional issue and not an international one, noting that international issues usually take very long time to be settled.
Replying a question about drone attacks, the President said Pakistan was negotiating with the US to get the drone technology, so that it could use the drones on its own.
About the US and NATO campaign in Afghanistan, the President referred to the UN resolution for action in Afghanistan, adding, but sometimes they cross over to our border, because the border is very undefined.