The Prime Minister expresses hope that international community will recognize Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against terrorism
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has expressed the hope that the international community will recognize Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and will continue to extend full support to combat the menace. In an interview with China's prominent English language daily‚ Global Times‚ he said terrorism is a "menace" to regional and global peace and security. He stressed that it is the collective responsibility of all nations to fight against it. The Prime Minister said Pakistan is on the frontline of the war on terrorism‚ facing the main brunt and being the main sufferer. He said we paid a heavy price in the war and the international community should recognize our sacrifices. He said Islamabad is also closer cooperation with China against terrorism. Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf further said his country's recent decision to reopen the NATO supply route for Afghanistan through Pakistan is the latest sign of its willingness to facilitate regional anti-terrorism efforts. About China the Prime Minister said that China-Pakistan relationship is always a diplomatic priority for us. Our friendship is time-tested and is based upon our two people's love and affection for each other.