| GEO Pakistan|
| PM links global peace to Pak situation|
| Updated at: 1243 PST, Saturday, May 29, 2010|
SWAT: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said the government promulgated Shariat in Swat in accordance with the desires of Swat people; but, the extremists disrupted the peace in the area, Geo News reported Saturday.
Addressing the local veterans at a ceremony of distribution of cheques among Swat operation-affected people, he said the tourists from all around the world used to visit Swat, when it was a peaceful place.
He said the extremists blew up many schools for girls in Swat and Malakand, adding the extremists wanted to destabilize the country and the government.
He added Pakistan was not the estate and property of anyone.
‘Terrorists thought they would banish the national flag from the Malakand; but, they are wrong, we will hoist it in the area,’ the PM maintained, adding Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto said in his last speech that she will raise the national flag in Malakand and Swat.
‘We want to build a Malakand where no terrorism occurs,’ he said adding many people had reservations over Malakand operation; but, the government headed in the right direction with good intention.
The PM Gilani vowed military operation where the government is challenged. He also announced to build a university in Swat.
Malakand Tunnel will be started soon, he informed.
The peace in the entire world is inextricably intertwined with peace in Swat and Pakistan, the PM Gilani adding the followers of Islam could not be terrorists.