Pakistan’s Zardari Sworn In As President

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s new president says he has a comprehensive plan to fight terrorism and says the country is united behind him.

Asif Ali Zardari has taken the oath of office just days after being elected by legislators. Zardari is the widower of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and replaces Pervez Musharraf, who resigned under pressure last month.

At a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Zardari said he hoped to turn Pakistan’s negatives into positives by taking advantage of foreign investment.

Karzai says he can find common ground with Zardari when it comes to fighting terrorism and bringing peace to the two countries.

President Bush has spoken with Zardari by phone Tuesday.