ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - President Asif Ali Zardari has said extremists would never succeed to take over or break the country. In an interview to a US newspaper, President Zardari said PPP is capable of steering the country out of domestic and international crisis. It is working to strengthen Federation and create harmony among the provinces, he added. He said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto sacrificed their lives for democracy. Pakistan globally recognised with reference to Benazir and Bhutto. Zardari said whoever killed his spouse former prime minister and chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party Benazir Bhutto was seeking the balkanisation of Pakistan. I have saved Pakistan twice, once when Benazir Bhutto was martyred and the next time during the long march. There is a view that I saved Pakistan then by calling for calm at a perilous moment and there is a view that by making this decision I saved Pakistan again, the President said in an exclusive chat with New York Times. There had been, he said, a very real threat of a terrorist attack on the marchers on their way to Islamabad. That is why my government invoked a statute dating back to the British Raj in order to authorize the police to arrest protesters and prevent the march from forming, he said. Replying to a question, he explained that since General Musharraf had agreed to resign rather than face impeachment proceedings, everybody goes back to start fresh. Answering another question about agreement signed by him with former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif regarding restoration of deposed judges, the President said: The document he had signed was an agreement by consent, not an agreement by law. It was like a marriage. It was like a merger, he said. He said his government ordered the police to fall back out of concern that aggressive parties associated with the Sharif brothers might use a confrontation to commit acts of violence. In any case, he said, his law minister had advised him that he could not have two sitting chief justices and so would have to wait for Dogars retirement to restore Chaudhry. When asked about why he was not willing to reinstate deposed CJP, he said: No. Im not saying that. Im saying that different positions existed given by the law. And he apparently had to wait for a clear ruling among his advisers, he said. When asked if he had learned any lessons from the long march, he said: Every day man is growing and learning. What you were yesterday, you are probably not today ... One is always learning. When asked why he had imposed governors rule in Punjab, he embarked on another adventure in logic. No democratic party would like to do governors rule, he said. Its in the Constitution; its part of necessity. The government advised me to put governors rule, and I took their advice, as I am bound by the Constitution to accept the advice from the government, he said. Answering a question, the President said, If you look at your own history, American history, and then you see, how does democracy become the best formula of the world to govern? Democracy becomes the best formula of the world because it learns from its mistakes. Democracy has proved a best formula to save Pakistan, Zardari said. In the past military didnt offer a chance to democracy to flourish in the country, he said. The military tried to prove civilian governments ineligible to govern, which is not a fact as democracy is the proven formula of the best governance, Zardari said.