Zardari vows to fight terrorism

Pakistan's new president addresses his country's legislators for the first time.

    Zardari said Pakistan "will not tolerate violation" of its sovereignty [EPA]

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    "Of course, everybody will be anticipating to hear all the right things, whether the president will be able to deliver on those or not is something that we will have to wait for," he said.

    The widower of the assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a former prime minister and leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Zaradri was sworn into office on September 9.

    He was elected by legislators to replace Pervez Musharraf, the former president who stepped down under threat of impeachment.

    Musharraf addressed the parliament only once during his eight-year rule, and on that occassion opposition politicians chanted hostile slogans.

    When the government pushed Musharraf to resign in August, one of their complaints was his failure to address parliament on an annual basis, in line with his constitutional commitments.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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