[quote="No_problem"][color=green]Yes according to the Dawn website, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Pakistan. He will meet the president and the Chief of the Army Staff to discuss the matter of regional security.
Mubaraki to Pakistan Jamat. I watched on PTV today Mowlana Hazir Imam and President Asif Ali Zardari having a meeting in Islamabad. I also saw President Asif Ali Zardari sitting in a very humble way (with his hands tied in respect) in front of Mowlana Hazir Imam. Fortunate is the land where our Mowla lands and fortunate is the person whom our Mowla meets.
I think, this is the time, we Ismailis stop bashing President Asif Ali Zardari. After all, he is elected president of Islamic Republic of Pakistan of 180 million people, the 10th most populated country in the world.
No, there are many sizable jamats around the world who have not received the zahiri didar of the Imam during the Golden Jubilee due to various reasons. Besides Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, China and Australia (although they fall under USA, I believe) are just some of the countries...
In his continued efforts to bring normalcy in relation between Pakistan and India and overcome tension between the two states that escalated due to blame game started by Indian leaders in the aftermath of Mumbai bloodshed, President Zardari remained engaged o­n diplomatic and political fronts Monday as he met spiritual leader of Ismaili community Prince Karim Aga Khan and contacted some international leaders by telephone.During his meeting with Prince Khan, the president said Pakistan was ready to cooperate with India in connection with its investigation into the recent acts of terrorism in Mumbai but feared that statements being made by the neighboring country could damage peaceful environment.On the occasion, Prince Khan said both the countries should be patient and continue the process of dialogue.
Baapa put in kadam in pakistan and I think that is a great blessing. Lets pray that situation gets better in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Dec 1: President Asif Ali Zardari again offered on Monday unconditional cooperation to New Delhi to investigate the Mumbai carnage after the Indian government formally accused elements in Pakistan of being involved in the incident.
In response to allegations by the Indian media that there was a possibility that the banned Jehadi outfit Lashkar-i-Taiba was involved in Mumbai attacks, the president said security forces were already fighting the same and many other groups in the “war on terror”, sources close to Mr Zardari told Dawn.
He warned that provocation by rogue “non-state actors” had posed a danger of war between the two countries.
In his continued efforts to bring relations with India to normality, the president remained engaged on diplomatic and political fronts and he met Prince Karim Aga Khan and contacted some world leaders by telephone.
During the meeting with Prince Aga Khan, he said Pakistan was ready to cooperate with India in investigation into the Mumbai attacks, but feared that statements being made by New Delhi could damage relations.
The Aga Khan said both countries should show patience and continue the process of dialogue.
In an interview with The Financial Times, Mr Zardari warned India against escalating tensions and said any confrontation would be disastrous for the war on terror because this would sap Pakistan’s efforts against militants on the Afghan border.
“The architects of this calamity in Mumbai have managed to raise a threat on our other (eastern) borders. As we have these people (militants) on the run along our western borders (with Afghanistan), our attention is being diverted at this critical time,” the president told the paper on telephone.
In reply to a question about India’s allegation that “the two dozen terrorists who had killed some 200 people in Mumbai belonged to Lashkar-i-Taiba”, Mr Zardari said security forces had already been fighting militants linked to the outfit.
“We live in troubled times where non-state actors have taken us to war before, whether it is the case of those who perpetrated 9/11 attacks on the US or contributed to the escalation of the situation in Iraq.”
Emphasising the need for cooperation between Pakistan and India to fight terrorism, the president said: “Now, events in Mumbai tell us that there are ongoing efforts to carry out copycat attacks by militants. We must all stand together to fight out this menace.”According to Financial Times, Pakistan is worried that suspected foreign involvement in terror attacks in Mumbai would lead to a sharp deterioration of relations with India. Deepening hostility between the two adversaries could lead Pakistan to defend its border with India more heavily, the newspaper added.
GORDON CALLS ZARDARI
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called President Zardari and offered his government’s assistance to help reduce tension between India and Pakistan. They discussed the situation in the region and bilateral ties.
China has also assured Pakistan of moral, financial and material support in tackling the Mumbai fallout. In a message, the Chinese government said that it would assist Pakistan in any situation to overcome problems and challenges.
Sources close to the president said the Chinese leadership was in constant touch with Pakistan to know the nature of assistance the latter requires and ensure its immediate availability.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani received a telephone call from his Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi, who extended support to Pakistan in facing the situation.
On the political front, almost all major political parties have expressed willingness to take part in a multi-party conference called by the prime minister on national security on Tuesday.
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