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President urges cooperation among countries to prevent conflicts
February 11, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for greater cooperation amongst countries to take the world towards conflict prevention and resolution and deal with multifaceted challenges including global warming.

He was addressing an international conference on Media and Conflict in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The President said Pakistan has proved its peace credentials by waging a successful fight in the war on terrorism and avoiding a conflict with the neighboring India.

He pointed out that Prime Minister Imran Khan soon after assuming power gave the message of peace to India.

The President, however, regretted that the Indian side resorted to belligerence and we shot down their two aircraft.

He said our action of returning the Indian pilot was to preempt a possible war.

The President also warned against the serious consequences of fake news for world peace and stability.

In her remarks on the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said this conference is reflection of government's vision for promoting sustainable peace, interfaith harmony and social cohesion in the society.

She said Pakistani nation is proud of its achievements in peace building not only within in the country but also at the regional level.   

She said the world also acknowledges our credentials as agents of peace and harmony.