Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that his country can be a role model for

the Muslim world, speaking ahead of a donors' meeting in Japan where Islamabad hopes to secure huge aid contributions. He said a majority of Pakistani people would like to see friendly ties with India as well as neighbouring countries Afghanistan and Iran. "Pakistan has transferred towards democracy," Qureshi said. "And today I represent a democratically elected government of Pakistan." "Pakistan can be a role model of the Muslim world," he told reporters ahead of the meeting that aims to raise four to six billion dollars for the poverty-stricken country. On Indo-Pak ties, he said: "Our movements towards normalisation (of ties with India) was very good. Unfortun"But I must share with you that there is a large constituency of Pakistan that feels that it is Pakistan's
interest to have a normal, good, neighbouring relationship with India," he said. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tokyo Wednesday evening to attend the conference, which US envoy Richard Holbrooke and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki are also due to join. Qureshi said Pakistan has "a functioning democracy" with an elected president, national and district parliaments and its first woman speaker in the national assembly. What Pakistan seeks from the Friday meeting is "an expression of political support of Pakistan's solidarity, Pakistan's role... as a frontline state fighting extremism and terrorism," Qureshi said. Washington has put Pakistan at the heart of the fight against Al-Qaeda and US President Barack Obama has unveiled a sweeping new strategy to turn around the Afghan war and defeat Islamist militants on both sides of the border contd. ately the Mumbai incident did create a setback."

Apart from that. Pakistan is also famous from its handicrafts. the country's is a leading producer of sports goods and majority of footballs made for the world cup are hand made in Pakistan. Among others. In terms of industries.Pakistan plays quite a significant role in the South Asian region being the only strong Muslim country in the region. Pakistan is an aid to the US in the "war on terror". There are many other roles that Pakistan has in the world which you may easily find on the web. . which is a product of the US itself but still Pakistan seeks to help eradicate terrorism from this world alongside its allies. So no one should doubt the country's capabilities. Pakistan makes significant contribution to global trade in textiles.

2011 – 2:56 pm7 Comments 65Share PKKH Exclusive | Mobisher Rabbani .Pakistan Role and contribution to the world Pakistan’s Contributions to the Cause of World Peace Submitted by Aurangzeb on May 29.

It is distinguished from both peace building and peacemaking. police officers. and economic and social Pedevelopment. and civilian personnel. the international community usually looks to the Security Council to authorize peacekeeping operations Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in poser gives the United Nations Security Council the power and responsibility to take collective action to maintain itconflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Some of the major contributions were in Somalia. Sierra Leone. For this reason. Such assistance comes in many forms. 1947. Since 1960. strengthening the rule of law. Accordingly UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Beret because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers. Pakistan has been actively involved in most of the UN Peacekeeping missions and today stands at the top with 10. Bosnia. Pakistan joined the United Nations on 30 September. Congo and Liberia. UN peacekeeping missions involving Pakistan covers a long and cherished history of Pakistani involvement with the United Nations. power-sharing arrangements.175 troops and observers serving in current missions. . including confidence-building measures. The United Nations Chartnternational peace and security. electoral support.Peacekeeping is defined by the United Nations as “a unique and dynamic instrument developed by the Organization as a way to help countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace”.

Pakistan a leader among them. Ranger teams. During operations carried out by the Task Force Ranger which consisted of an assault force made up of US Army Delta Force. Many only know about their role in the incident of 3rd October 1993 in Somalia which was also portrayed in the Hollywood movie Black Hawk Down. police and civilian personnel deserve profound gratitude. police and civilian personnel who play a crucial role in helping people around the world recover from war. said the Secretary-General at the gathering held at Pakistan’s Mission to the UN.As the world celebrates the “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers” on May 29. The numbers tell only part of the story. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of a photo exhibition celebrating 50 years of Pakistan’s participation in UN peacekeeping he hailed the dedication of the troops. the services rendered by brave Pakistani troops. The other part is played out in the lives of people recovering from war. “Peacekeeping is a credit to us thanks to the fine work of our troop-contributing countries. four Navy SEAL Team Six operators and members of the . an air element provided by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. this year Pakistan celebrates 50 years of participation in United Nations peacekeeping. From the women who are treated by female members of Pakistan’s medical unit to children who play football on fields constructed by Pakistani troops.

prior to that he served in the Police Service of Pakistan as chief of police and was also an army commissioned officer. Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by RPG’s and three others were damaged by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s forces. The world mourns their deaths.Air Force Para rescue/Air Force Combat Controllers got stranded and had to be rescued by the Pakistani troops. One such individual is Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan who worked as a security advisor with the status of a diplomat in the United Nations. the world remembers their lives and we all vow to carry forward their valiant work for peace just as . two U. The grim battle lasted eight hours. Fifty years of this great contribution has not come without great cost 122 Pakistani military. Pakistanis themselves have gained tremendously from UN peace keeping missions and applied their acquired knowledge positively upon returning back home. the US suffered 17 dead and 77 injured while one was captured. He was Pakistan’s Ambassador to Libya from April 2009 to November 2010 is currently Pakistan’s Ambassador to UAE. police and civilian personnel have lost their lives while serving the cause of world peace. After their rescue the wounded were admitted to the Pakistani hospital at Soccer Stadium. These were not just sons and daughters of Pakistan but they were also members of the United Nations family. Had it not been for the courage. the rescue operation could not have succeeded and the trapped US soldiers might have perished.S. valour and steadfastness of the Pakistani soldiers.

columnist & author of the upcoming book “Travelling on a Pakistani Passport” . We believe in the principle of honesty and fair play in national and international dealings and are prepared to make our utmost contribution to the promotion of peace and prosperity among the nations of the world. Quaid-e-Azam defined Pakistan’s foreign policy towards other countries of the world in 1948.” The writer is a diplomatic consultant. humanitarian. Pakistan will never be found lacking in extending its material and moral support to the oppressed and suppressed peoples of the world and in upholding the principles of the United Nations Charter. as follows: “Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards all the nations of the world.the father of the nation.

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