ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza has called upon the world leaders and the United Nations to join hands to resolve disputes for establishment of durable and lasting peace across the globe. She said this in a message on the International Peace Day being observed today. The speaker said that peace is imperative for progress and prosperity. She underscored the need for adoption of a multi-pronged strategy to counter the militancy and extremism throughout the world. She said that the strategy should focus on engaging nations in dialogue, to work out a peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes between the nations so that durable and sustainable peace could be achieved. Dr Fehmida Mirza said that the world was confronting numerous challenges. She said that the poverty, illiteracy and unemployment were major causes of unrest and instability.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2012.