".There are those that say let us first establish peace, then we can take on the development task. If we are to wait for development to begin after peace, it could take very long. Peace and development complement each other. If development is neglected, that would support those who back violence. We now need to implement a major program to build the nation. Doing that needs changes within-within political parties and within their leaderships.
The battle against terrorism could be prolonged and the country cannot wait for that to be over to tackle other problems, nor can we have an emergency for as long a period. The best way to address the problems is to do things we would do in a normal democracy, which would also help strengthen the democratic process. The country's democratic leadership has to be strengthened democratically."