PERTH, Oct 31: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan supports military action against terrorists and extremists to safeguard its own interests and for global peace.

“We are supporting military action against terrorists and extremists. The terrorists are working against the interest of my country and we are fighting for peace, prosperity and progress of the entire world,” Mr Gilani said in an interview with ABC News’ political correspondent Lyndal Curtis in Perth before leaving for home.

He said that as a frontline state in the war against terror Pakistan had paid a heavy price not only in the form of casualties but also in the shape of setback to its economy.

He said the government had united the Pakistani nation against the anti-terror war.

“Nobody can win a war without the support of masses,” he said, adding that all political forces in Pakistan, including parliament, were on the same page on the issue.

Mr Gilani said that casualties by Nato forces combined were much less than those suffered by Pakistan.

He said Pakistan was vigilant about the cross-border movement and was putting in place an authentic biometric system at the border with Afghanistan.—APP

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