SHANGHAI, China Feb 23 (APP):
President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said that the world including the super
powers, today is facing challenges from the non-state actors who are bent upon
damaging the world peace. Addressing the Shanghai-based
think tanks, the President said the emergence of these elements was a new
phenomenon as they have nothing to lose but everything to damage.
“We are not threatened by
nations but by the non-state actors,” President Zardari said.
Pakistan, he said, has been at
the forefront of many worst international disputes and has managed to survive as
He said Pakistan and China were
intertwined as far as security and international politics are concerned and
Pakistan has always supported China at all international fora on various issues.
Pakistan, he added, will
continue to maintain this position as China a trusted and good friend.
“We will always be friends for
a better today and a better tomorrow.”
The President lauded Chinese
phenomenal progress in all spheres of life specially science and technology and
said nothing succeeds like success.
“We bask in your glory and
Pakistan and every Pakistani is proud of success of China.”
He reiterated that the two
sides have not been able to take advantage of the bilateral cordial ties, which
he wants to take to new heights.
Representatives of Shanghai
Institute of International Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and
Fudan University said Pakistan has played a positive role in the fight against
terrorism and extremism.
They stressed that there should
be an increased interaction between teachers, students, educational institutions
and think tanks of the two countries.
They said these think tanks
play a major role in guiding the government in framing their policies in various
sectors as they do necessary research in their respective fields.