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On President Obama’s speech on Counterterrorism policy at National Defense University on 23 May 2013

On President Obama’s speech on Counter terrorism policy at National Defense University on 23 May 2013

The Government of Pakistan has taken note of the counterterrorism strategy outlined by President Obama in his speech on 23 May 2013.

Pakistan appreciates President Obama’s acknowledgement that “force alone cannot make us safer”. This also has been Pakistan’s longstanding stance that a comprehensive strategy was required to address the root causes that foster terrorism and extremism.

As a frontline state in the fight against terrorism, Pakistani troops have borne the brunt and given the ultimate sacrifice for it. We appreciate President Obama’s acknowledgement and recognition of the sacrifices made by Pakistan particularly by our Law Enforcement Authorities.

We welcome the resolve expressed by President Obama to continue efforts to rebuild the important bilateral relationship with Pakistan, which we believe should be based on the mutual respect and mutually of benefit.

On the use of drone strikes, the Government of Pakistan has consistently maintained that the drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives, have human rights and humanitarian implications and violate the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and international law.

May 24, 2013

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Commemorative Stamp on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee

Commemorative Stamp issued on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee could be purchased placing orders along with payment through bank draft, crossed cheque or Western Union to the following officers of Pakistan Post:

Chief Postmaster, Karachi GPO/Manager
Philatelic Bureau, Karachi GPO Pakistan
T: +92 21 99213812 & +92 21 99211105

Cheif Postmaster, Islamabad GPO/Manager
National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, Pakistan
T: +92 51 9201184 & +92 51 9223334