President Asif Ali Zardari said Tuesday that those who were granted refuge 30 years ago had stabbed Pakistan in the back and had also killed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Addressing a gathering of tribal elders at the Governor Hose in Khyber Pakthunkhwa, he urged the people of province not to let outsiders enter their ranks and unite to protect their motherland against all challenges.

“If we display unity, no external power could do any harm to us,” he said.

“We will stand by you. You should also support Pakistan,” he asked the tribal elders.

The president underlined the need to learn to tolerate each other. Benazir Bhutto, he said, had embraced martyrdom while serving the people. In line with the wishes of Bhutto, Pakistan’s flag will be hoisted everywhere, he added.

He vowed that the enemies would not be allowed to take over even an inch of Pakistan.

President Zardari further announced that budget of Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa’s would be Rs21 billion this year.