Taleban winning war, says Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari said, in a BBC interview, that the world and Pakistan were losing the war on terror.
"It is an insurgency", he said, "and an ideological war. It is our country and we will defend it.
"The world is losing the war. I think at the moment they (the Taleban) definitely have the upper hand.
"The issue, which is not just a bad case scenario as far as Pakistan is concerned or as Afghanistan is concerned but it is going to be spreading further. The whole world is going to be affected by it."
Mr Zardari's strong remarks came shortly after the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) put his name forward as its presidential nominee.
The president is elected by the members of parliament and the four provincial assemblies, and Mr Zardari says he is confident he has the numbers he needs to win on 6 September.
I don't really think the war on terror is being won by the Taleban I think this is a case of a politician saying I could do a better job so vote me in. It is however hard to smoke the terrorist leaders out of their rocky fox holes. Fighting terrorism will of course be a task that will go on for ever, one can win the battles but the war will continue.