Violation of sovereignty unacceptable: President


President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said the Government of Pakistan strongly disapproves any incident of violation of its sovereignty.

Any violation of internationally agreed principles is counter productive and unacceptable, he remarked.

The President expressed these views during a meeting with Director CIA Leon Panetta, who called on him here at the Aiwan- e-Sadr.

The President said that the fight against militancy and terrorism remains the highest priority and the Government was determined to pursue its struggle against militancy till its logical end.

He said that there was a need to enhance trust, cooperation and coordination at the strategic, policy and operational planes.

Capacity enhancement of the Pakistan security apparatus was very crucial, the President observed.

The President said Dr. Aafia’s sentence was being perceived as harsh and disproportionate and has led to protests in Pakistan.

Leon Panetta thanked the President for meeting and reiterated his government’s commitment to help people of Pakistan in all possible manners.

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