LAHORE -- President Dr. Arif Alvi Saturday said peace was not only the priority of Pakistan but of the entire world as it guarantees people's prosperity and development of countries.
He was addressing an event on 'Youth mobilization on Peace Building' participated by foreign students visiting Pakistan under International Students Week in Pakistan (ISWIP) here at Alhamra Hall.
Punjab Housing Minister Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, ISWIP President Arqam Zaheer and General Secretary Ali Mustafa also spoke on the occasion.
The president said when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came into power, the Prime Minister Imran Khan took charge of the office, his first message was about peace. On the other hand the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir were under great stress and trauma as they were being denied even their basic rights by India, he said. The world community would have to play its effective role to bring peace in the held valley ensuring the rights of Kasmiris, he added.
Dr. Arif Alvi said Prime Minister Imran Khan had told the world that Pakistan, India and other third world countries were faced with similar issues, including peace and security. He said it was easy to start a war but it had its own dynamics as once started it even went out of control of its perpetrators. Since the war was not a solution to any problem, so the world community must have to make joint efforts for resolving global issues in a peaceful manner, he added.
Peace, he said, would automatically be established in region when the people were given a peaceful atmosphere and an enabling environment to earn their livelihood. It would also bring prosperity and development in the region.
The president said Pakistan was a peace-loving country...