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Pak has not received a dollar in aid: Zardari
March 23, 2009 14:42 IST
'It is my war. It is my fight. It is our fight, it is Pakistan's war. We will fight it but if you help us we can do it sooner,' Zardari said in an interview with Sky News.
Asked what message he would like to send to countries like the US and Britain, he said: 'The message is: You have got democracy. Democracy is part of the solution but the second part of the solution is with you. So please give us the help that we need.'
He claimed that Pakistan had not 'received a dollar'. Zardari said: Until then we don't have the tools to fight.
The President said the Taliban [Images] are not in control of any part of Pakistan and suggestions that Islamic law is being imposed in some parts of the country are just 'media hype'.
Zardari was adamant that settling the recent crisis over a countrywide protest by lawyers and opposition PML-N to reinstate judges deposed during the 2007 emergency was not a 'climb down' and had not weakened his position as President.