Afridi urges world to unite for global peace 

Says time to start thinking about shared prosperity, common goals


Our Correspondent September 19, 2018
Shehryar Afridi. PHOTO: PTI

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Tuesday urged the international community to shun their differences and play a collective role to ensure global peace and prosperity.

“We are living in a region which is full of natural energy resources. Over half of the population of the world is living in this region which includes countries like China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The economic integration among these countries can become crucial in power game in the world,” he said while addressing at the concluding ceremony of international conference on “Global Peace Amidst War and Conflict” organised by Centre For Peace, Security and Developmental Studies (CPSD) in the federal capital.

The state minister said that neighbouring countries region should play a responsible role for maintaining peace and providing protecting to future generations by ensuring economic development and prosperity. “It’s high time we need to start thinking about shared prosperity and common goals and get united like other region of the world,” he maintained.

Afridi called upon the global community to think about the future of children and protect their lives from common threats. “The global community should work to protect every child without any discrimination”, he added.

A native of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the minister told participants about the terrorism threats being faced by the people of the area.  “We need to sit for protecting human lives in this globe. International community should sit to maintain peace and protect the youngsters who are involved in suicide bombing,” he added.

The incumbent government, he said, was committed to bridging the gap for common goals of shared prosperity as well as peace in the world.

"We must know the importance of humanity and [want] to show our commitment to resolving the conflicts all over the world for common welfare,” he said.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader urged the international community to get united for the common goals of sustainable development and prosperity. He said the entire global community must think for the common people and those living below the poverty line.

He hoped that Pakistan would emerge as an important country with a significant role in affairs of the world.

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