PRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardari on Friday proposed withdrawal of troops both by Pakistan and India from the disputed Siachen Glacier region in order to cut defence expenditure, reported a private TV channel on Friday. President Zardari said talks between the foreign ministers of Pakistan and India failed because of Indias internal political problems. He was addressing a luncheon hosted in honour of representatives of Sukkur, Hyderab-ad and Larkana press clubs at Sindh CM House, Karachi. Interacting with media persons, President said defence expenditure could be contained only if Pakistan and India agreed to pull out their troops from Siachen. President said India spends US $50 per day on each soldier at Siachen, while Pakistan spends Rs50 on each soldier. He proposed mutual pullout of troops from Siachen, so as the resources should be spent on the welfare of the masses. Commenting on the recently concluded Pakistan-India talks, President said talks collapsed due to Indias domestic political problems, adding that we were hopeful of resumption of meaningful dialogue with India. To a question, Zardari said former PM Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by a mindset, not by the establishment. This mindset is possessed by the extremists, who dont want to see a Muslim woman taking part in politics. He also questioned the swift release of UN Commission report on BB assassination. Time has proved that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had funded the no-confidence motion against Benazir Bhutto, Zardari added. Zardari further said the water issue could trigger civil war in the country, so the government seeks a solution of the issue with the help of four chief ministers and the experts to avoid any confrontation in future.