KARACHI- President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the present govt wanted to remove this impression that military wanted to grab power ,adding, that govt knows how to fight terrorism. He said that the entire nation was united in war against terrorism. Talking to a group of journalists at Bilawal House here on Tuesday night, he said that PPP was working with ANP and MQM for a better tomorrow and hinted that these parties in the Sindh coalition may jointly contest next elections in Sindh. 'We are trying our level best to enable the country to make headway in the comity of nations and attain progress and development, he added. He made it clear that his govt believes in trade and not aid and that the attention was also towards regional trade. Replying to a question, he further pointed out that the govt is making good progress and is heading in the right direction. Zardari said that the democracy was taking roots in the country. Responding to a query, he said NFC Award will be announced this year. He also said that a balanced budget has been presented for the fiscal 2009-10. The President said that there was a lot of room to enhance the countrys exports which is below potential at dollars 24 billion as this can be taken upto dollars 200 billion. He said that we would have to attain progress not only for the present generation but also for the coming generations. Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto gave her life for the cause of democracy and I also went to jail for democracy, he added. He stated that a consensus has been developed with regard to the war on terror. He said that with a good wheat support price we have managed to enhance its yield. Responding to a question regarding electricity crisis, he pointed out that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto during her govt had come up with a good power policy for generating 14,000 MW electricity and out of that 4,000 MW were generated as well. 'However, the subsequent governments did not take advantage of this and there was shortage of electricity supply in the country. About KESC, he said that during his previous visit he had held a meeting with the officials and we are trying to improve its efficiency and if it does not deliver than we will have no other choice but to take it over. He also pointed out that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto during her tenure had given the idea of gas pipeline with Iran. To a question, he said that he would announce a package for Lyari soon. Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Provincial Minister for Information, Shazia Marri and Adviser to CM Jamil Soomro were also present on the occasion. Zardari said that PPP government would not only complete its tenure but would also contest next general election jointly with its present allies. Zardari said he was aware of the move aimed at cobbling together a front against them. 'But we will remain strong despite all such moves, he said. He rejected reports that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was being removed from his office. He made it clear that Qaim Ali Shah was an asset of PPP and 'we will not let him quit the post. To a question, the President said we had not handed over Karachi to anyone and was not afraid of MQM, as he had faced the Army generals. Zardari said PPP desired peace and coordination among the democratic forces and wanted to defeat the enemies. He said 'we dont want bloodshed on the streets of Karachi. He said the government wanted to improve the image of Pakistan Army and he told the world that our Army was capable of defeating the terrorists. Online adds: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he does not consider India as a military threat but Taliban is an international threat to the world and to our way of life. In an interview with EuroNews, he said, 'I do not consider India a military threat.The question is that India has the capability. Capability is what matters. I think we have both have our good intentions. India is a reality, Pakistan is a reality, but Taliban is a threat, Taliban is an international threat to the world and to our way of life. And at the moment Im focused on Taliban. Its something that have been going on for a long time and of course went unchecked under the dictatorial rule of the last President. He said he is certain Pakistan will win the struggle against militancy with the help of the world but that it needs trade concessions more than aid. Talking about Pakistans nukes, he said everybody who needs to know in the world knows that Pakistans nuclear assets are safe and in safe hands. In response to a question regarding possible coup of the Taliban against him, he said: 'if the situation goes unattended, if I look the other way and we do not confront this cancer of Talibanisation of course its going to spread and not only is it going to spread in Pakistan, but it is going to spread all around the world, so that is a very genuine threat and one should be aware of it. He said he shares the European Union concerns on the increasing number of madrassas and the world to come forward and support us in order to fight these Madrassas. 'I need financial support to be able to offer the same kind of services with modern schools, which the Madrassas are offering. They are offering to take in the children and pay the parents to send the kids to the madrassas. I need to (be able to) do the same, he added. Talking about the strategy of NATO in South Asia, in Afghanistan, in Pakistan, he said they need to be more responsible, they need to be more understanding and they need to understand that this is not Vietnam or Korea; that this war has to be fought where it is, otherwise the terrorists are going to follow them home. In response to another question, he said,I think that all extreme forces in the world, whether they be Christians, whether they be some other religion, whether they be Muslim in faith, that extreme mind-sets need to be watched out for and are always a threat to the world.