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    Zardari lauds gains in terror war Frontier
    Frontier on Saturday, March 17, 2012
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    Pakistan's president lauded his government’s commitment to democracy and boasted of gains in the country’s war on militants in a Saturday speech to lawmakers, many of whom hurled abuse at his leadership before walking out in protest.

    Asif Ali Zardari was making his fifth address as president to the joint session, something he claimed was an achievement in itself, given the country’s turbulent political history. Few would have predicted the coalition government he headed would last that long when it took office in 2008.

    “The world can see the march of democracy goes on,’’ he said. “We are creating history, while a lot more needs to be done. We Pakistanis can be proud of our young democracy.’’

    The government has barely made a dent in the economic and social problems of the country, which relies heavily on foreign aid. Mismanagement and corruption have been the hallmarks of the administration, most independent analysts say.

    Even before Zardari opened his mouth, opposition leaders began hurling abuse at the government, occasionally disrupting his speech. “Stop looting!’’ “Stop lying!’’ and “Whoever is America’s friend is a traitor!’’ they chanted for a quarter of an hour before leaving.

    Since taking office, Pakistan has struggled to defeat Islamist militants that are based in the northwest close to the Afghan border, and have significant support at various levels of society. The army has launched offensives against them, but Zardari’s government has been accused of not speaking up clearly against extremism.

    “We will continue to show force against them,’’ he said. “I believe our efforts have borne fruit.’’
                               
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