Sat, 12 Jan 2008
Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan's economy would survive if the United States decided to cut financial aid.
"Do you think Pakistan would die if it didn't receive this money? Our economy is doing well," he said in an interview with Le Figaro newspaper.
"If the Americans don't want to pay any more, they should ask other people to help them. But the fight against terrorism would suffer," Musharraf added.
He said there was a campaign by al-Qaeda to undermine Pakistan but denied his country was about to fall apart.
He also ruled out a UN inquiry into the assassination of opposition leader MS. Bhutto, as demanded by her party, saying that Pakistan should not be compared to Lebanon.
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In: Middle East
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