Rezaul H Laskar
Islamabad, Mar 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today said the internal threat confronting Pakistan has been evolving beyond its comprehension and has weakened the country "considerably".
Highlighting the complex security scenario in the country, Gilani said: "All of you know that we have been preparing for an external threat all these years. Our internal threat has been evolving beyond our comprehension and has weakened us considerably."
Gilani also said the gap in the strength of forces between India and Pakistan has "emboldened" New Delhi to "find space for a conventional war".
"When seen with the widening force differential between ours and Indian armed forces, it explains to us the emboldened posture and her urge to find space for a conventional war," Gilani said.
"History tells us that a weak inner front always tends to invite external aggression," he said in his address to participants of an exercise at the National Defence University.
Gilani also said Pakistan had "no aggressive designs against any country" but would counter any threat to its territorial integrity and sovereignty "with full force at its disposal". PTI