Thursday, January 5, 2012

'Fashion learner' Kunis is latest Dior face

Mila Kunis has been revealed as the new face of Christian Dior, despite being a "jeans and T-shirt" kind of girl.

Kunis, who appeared alongside Miss Dior Chérie face Natalie Portman in 2010 thriller Black Swan, is the latest in a long line of movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, to be associated with Dior.

The 28-year-old actress is thrilled with her appointment, although admits her day-to-day style doesn't always match the luxurious Dior aesthetic.

"I'm honestly just learning about fashion," Kunis told WWD January 5, adding she's a "jeans and T-shirt" type.

In Kunis's just-released images for Dior, the star can be seen showcasing the latest versions of the Miss Dior handbag.

French actress Marion Cotillard, who has fronted the Lady Dior bag since 2008, is set to continue her associations with the brand and Dior is planning for a similarly long-running partnership with Kunis.

"Mila Kunis is a very talented young actress; she embodies the true modern woman. Her performance in Black Swan was remarkable. She is very gifted," said Dior's Delphine Arnault.

"We are looking forward to a long relationship with her."

Kunis's Dior Spring campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson, will break in international fashion publications starting January 15. The news comes on the same day that the first images of Twilight actress Ashley Greene's new ads for US brand DKNY have been unveiled. The campaign will hit international fashion magazines starting February.

Military cuts force U.S. adjustments

New Pentagon defense strategy puts more focus on Asia

President Barack Obama unveiled a defense strategy on Thursday that calls for greater U.S. military presence in Asia and envisions cutting troops in Europe as the Pentagon seeks to reduce spending by nearly half a trillion dollars after a decade of war.

Obama, in a Pentagon news conference alongside Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, released a strategy document that calls for the United States to maintain a force that can win one war while still having the capability to deter the objectives of an adversary in a second conflict.

That is a shift away from the military's often repeated goal of being able to fight and prevail in two wars in different theaters simultaneously.

The strategy also calls for the U.S. military to "rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region" even as it continues to actively counter the threat of violent extremism.

"Even as our troops continue to fight in Afghanistan, the tide of war is receding," Obama said at the news conference. "Even as our forces prevail in today's missions, we have the opportunity - and the responsibility - to look ahead to the force we need for the future.

"Our nation is at a moment of transition," Obama wrote in the introduction to the strategy, which also calls for increased investment in cyber capabilities and suggests the United States may be able to shrink its nuclear arsenal further without jeopardizing security.

The shift in focus to Asia comes amid increasing concern at the Pentagon over China's strategic goals as it begins to field a new generation of weapons that could prevent U.S. naval and air forces from projecting power into the Far East.

Obama initiated the strategic review last summer after asking the Pentagon to begin planning for major cuts to the U.S. defense budget after a decade of growth. The strategy is meant to identify U.S. strategic priorities and guide defense spending as the military begins to cut back.

Obama and Congress agreed in August to reduce projected national security spending by more than $450 billion in the next decade. They also agreed on automatic spending cuts that could slash another $600 billion from the Pentagon budget unless Congress agrees on an alternative.

The strategy document released on Thursday addressed U.S. interests in broad brush-strokes but did not get into specifics about how many troops would be reduced or deal with specific budgetary issues.

But administration officials speaking before the roll-out of the strategy on Thursday said Army and Marine Corps personnel numbers would be cut by 10 percent to 15 percent in the next decade, a figure that translates into tens of thousands of troops.

The strategy underscores the United States' "enduring interests" in Europe and the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization but says the force posture in Europe must "evolve" with the changing times.

Administration officials have said the United States is likely to further reduce the number of ground forces in Europe by another combat brigade, a unit of 3,000 to 4,000 people depending on its composition.

The strategy document underscores a U.S. interest in maintaining stability in the Middle East while responding to the aspirations of the people as expressed in the Arab Awakening last year. It also says the United States will continue working to halt nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea.

"U.S. policy will emphasize Gulf security, in collaboration with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries when appropriate, to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon capability and counter its destabilizing policies," the strategy document says.

The document expresses concern about new weapons being developed by China and Iran that could make it difficult for the United States Navy and Air Force to project power abroad.

"The United States must maintain its ability to project power in areas where our access and freedom to operate are challenged," it says.

‘Nawaz, Imran two sides of same coin’

Adviser to the president Naveed Chaudhry has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) head Imran Khan are two sides of the same coin.

Addressing a conference at the Lahore Press Club, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader slammed the PML-N chief for his statement regarding setting up military courts in Karachi.

Naveed Chaudhry claimed that some ‘political vultures’ were trying to derail democracy in the country, which would not be endorsed by the people of Pakistan.

He alleged that Nawaz Sharif had also become part of the ‘political vultures’ who wanted to rule through military courts.

Saudi woman held over affair with Lanka expat

So-Called Religious police arrest divorced local for having illicit affair
Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested a divorced local woman for having an affair with a Sri Lankan man.Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice seized the woman with the Sri Lankan private driver at his room in the eastern province of Ihsa, 'Sabq' said.

“She confessed to having a relationship for nearly four months with the Sri Lankan driver and that she was pregnant,” it said. “They also found obscene pictures of the woman in the driver’s mobile phone.”

Talking With the Taliban


The Taliban’s announcement that they plan to open an office in Qatar and possibly begin peace negotiations deserves a close look and a full draught of skepticism.

This is the same group of militants, led by Mullah Muhammad Omar, that ruled Afghanistan with such medieval brutality, denying women access to an education or health care. It is the same group that gave sanctuary to Al Qaeda before Sept. 11, 2001, and that is still killing NATO troops and terrorizing and murdering the Afghan people. But if there is even a remote chance of a political settlement — one that does not reimpose the Taliban’s horrors — it must be explored.

Tuesday’s announcement was short on specifics, but it did make clear that the militants want to talk to Washington, not Kabul. Early talks with American officials might get things moving. But there can be no deal without full Afghan participation, and the Obama administration should consider appointing an international mediator to bring a broad mix of participants — including Afghanistan’s meddling neighbors — to the table.

For months, the administration has been signaling its interest in talks, and we don’t know why the Taliban responded now. One theory is that they are being squeezed by American and NATO military operations. Another is that the Taliban are hoping to use the negotiations to speed up an American withdrawal and lock in Taliban terms. Either way, coalition forces must keep pushing back hard.

Apart from wanting the Americans out, it is not clear what the Taliban will demand. Washington must not budge on its insistence that as part of any agreement, the Taliban must sever all ties to Al Qaeda, renounce violence and accept the Afghan Constitution and its commitments to political and human rights for all Afghans.

There are many more big questions, including whether other Afghan extremists — most notably the Haqqani network — will come to the table, whether there can be a peace deal if they don’t and whether their patrons in Pakistan can be persuaded to support serious negotiations or will work to undermine them.

As a confidence-building measure, Washington is considering a Taliban request that it transfer some Taliban detainees to custody in Afghanistan or Qatar from the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Any prisoner release will first require careful vetting, and then there will have to be vigilant monitoring to ensure that the prisoners don’t go back to the battlefield. There is also talk from Americans of identifying some cease-fire zones where the Taliban’s interest in stopping the fighting could be tested.

President Obama has pledged that the bulk of NATO troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. That will be easier to achieve if there is a political agreement with the Taliban, but it must be one that ensures that Afghanistan does not again become a launching pad for attacks on this country and doesn’t revert to the horrors of Taliban rule.

Iran intensifies efforts to influence policy in Afghanistan

The Washington Post

Worried that U.S. troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014, Iran is mounting an aggressive campaign to fuel anti-American sentiment here and convince Afghan leaders that a robust, long-term security partnership with Washington would be counterproductive, Afghan officials and analysts say.

The Iranian initiative involves cultivating closer relations with the Taliban, funding politicians and media outlets, and expanding cultural ties with its eastern neighbor. Although the effort has been underway for years, Iran has been moving with increased vigor in recent months because the United States and Afghanistan are negotiating a security agreement that could set the parameters for a U.S. troop presence here after 2014.

Iran’s overtures to the Taliban coincide with a renewed push by Washington to hold peace talks with the insurgent group in
Qatar, as well as growing tension between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf.

Iran’s strategy in Afghanistan is reminiscent of its maneuvering in Iraq, where it helped fuel the insurgency and persuaded Iraqi politicians not to yield on allowing the Americans a small military presence beyond 2011.

Tehran inked a bilateral defense agreement with Afghanistan last month. As the deal was being finalized, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi argued that foreign military bases in the region are the main cause of instability here. He expressed confidence that Afghanistan’s nascent security forces could secure the country without U.S. help.

The presence of American troops on Iran’s eastern and western flanks for much of the past decade has deeply concerned officials in Tehran. They fear that U.S. bases in the region enhance the West’s ability to gather intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program and could give the United States a major strategic advantage if the two countries go to war. Tension between Washington and Tehran soared last month after Iranian authorities recovered a CIA surveillance drone that had been launched from Afghanistan.

Sebghatullah Sanjar, who heads the Republican Party of Afghanistan, said the Iranian government in recent years has cut off fuel imports to Afghanistan during the winter and threatened to deport tens of thousands of Afghan refugees from Iran.

“They use this to pressure the Afghan government,” said Sanjar, who is also a policy adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai but said he was not speaking for the government. “They know the Afghan government cannot take all those people back.”

Looking beyond 2014

Having failed to keep a small contingent of troops in Iraq past a 2011 withdrawal deadline, U.S. officials appear eager to reach a deal with Afghanistan that would include a substantial military partnership beyond 2014, when the Obama administration has pledged to end major combat operations in the country. The United States has far more leverage in Afghanistan than it did in Iraq because Kabul is expected to remain heavily dependent on foreign aid for years.

U.S.-Afghan negotiations over an agreement for an extended American military presence, initially planned to be finalized last year, have lagged as Karzai has used them as leverage to press his objections to night raids by U.S. forces in Afghan villages. American diplomats handling the negotiations have sought to mitigate the problem by encouraging Afghan military participation in the raids. U.S. officials said they expect the talks to resume this month, in hopes that an agreement can be concluded by late spring.

The United States has said that it seeks no permanent bases in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon hopes to leave 10,000 to 30,000 troops here. It has said that they would be positioned on Afghan bases.

But Iran has rejected the distinction, making clear its opposition to the American military presence and taking advantage of the U.S.-Afghan disagreement to press its case.

In their public comments, Iranian officials have emphasized their desire to play a constructive role in Afghanistan — and have suggested that the motives for the U.S. presence are nefarious. At an international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, last month, Salehi, the Iranian foreign minister, condemned what he called the “violation of human rights by foreign military forces, including frequent attacks on residential areas.”

“Certain Western countries seek to extend their military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 by maintaining their military bases there,” Salehi said at the conference, which was attended by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Regional cooperation in Afghanistan would succeed, he said, only if the Afghans “discard the presence of foreign military forces and especially disallow the founding of foreign military bases in Afghanistan.”

A Western diplomat in Kabul said Iran appeared to make a concerted effort to influence a meeting convened by Karzai in November to get input from Afghan leaders about the type of long-term partnership Kabul should seek with Washington.

The diplomat, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter, said that participants in the meeting — known as a jirga — indicated that some members of the group had received millions of dollars from Iranian proxies.

But the participants concluded that Afghanistan ought to seek a long-term security partnership with the United States.

“Whatever influence Iran has, the people at the jirga got the importance of the U.S. relation,” the diplomat said.

Cultivating Taliban ties

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Iran’s policy in Afghanistan are steps Tehran has taken to open lines of dialogue with the Taliban. Iran and Afghanistan nearly went to war when the Taliban was in power in the 1990s, and relations have long been strained.

But members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, which is tasked with brokering talks with the Taliban, say Iran recently began allowing Taliban representatives to operate openly in Tehran and Mashhad, an Iranian city close to the border with Afghanistan.

Arsallah Rahmani, a member of the council who was a deputy minister during the Taliban regime, said Taliban contacts have told him that Iran has courted the militant Islamist movement in an attempt to derail its exploratory talks with Washington.

“Iran will not let [the Taliban] join the peace process,” Rahmani said.

Iran has done little to publicize its overtures to the Taliban, but it invited a delegation from the group to a state-sponsored Islamic conference in Tehran in September.

“Bringing the Taliban to the Islamic Awakening conference took great courage and was a sign to the international community,” said Abdul Hakim Mujahid, a member of the peace council.

He said Iran and the Taliban are being pragmatic because they have a common goal of ensuring that the Americans withdraw fully from Afghanistan.

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” Mujahid said. “Both sides are using this logic.”

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said he could not confirm whether the group has dispatched envoys to Iran, but he noted that the Taliban wants constructive relationships with all of Afghanistan’s neighbors. The Iranian Embassy in Kabul did not respond to requests for an interview.

U.S. diplomats and military officials in Kabul said they had no information about reports that Taliban representatives have an active presence in Iran. The United States has accused Iran of funding and arming certain Taliban commanders and playing a spoiler role in the war.

‘Iran is a cancer’

Iran has sought to keep a low profile in its efforts to influence policy in Afghanistan, though not always successfully. Karzai acknowledged in 2010 that presidential aides regularly received bags of cash from the Iranian government; he characterized the money as routine aid.

Shukria Barakzai, an Afghan lawmaker who chairs the defense committee in parliament, said Iran has spent millions of dollars expanding its influence in Afghanistan.

“Iran is a cancer,” she said. “It has affected all the Afghan government and nongovernmental bodies. They are everywhere: in the higher-education system, working with the media, working with civil society.”

Another lawmaker, Fauzia Kofi, said Iran has strengthened its influence over Afghan institutions in the past year. Key among those is parliament, which is expected to vote on the bilateral agreement with Washington.

“They have strong networks and a lot of money,” Kofi said in an interview. “They go to different parliamentarians and tell them what to do and what not to do. They have become more active to try to keep this [U.S.-
Afghan] partnership from happening.”

Karzai concerned over role in Afghan peace talks

fghan President Hamid Karzai is concerned over being sidelined in US efforts to bring Taliban insurgents to the negotiating table, a government official said Thursday.
The hardline Islamists announced this week that they planned to open an overseas political office, a move seen as a precursor to talks to end the long and bloody war in Afghanistan.
A senior official in Karzai's administration told AFP that the Afghan president was unhappy over the process as it had not involved his government.
"Any peace process without Afghanistan's government in the lead is meaningless," the official said, requesting anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
"The US officials that we are in contact with say that once the office is set up and talks gets underway the lead will be given to Afghanistan's government. Without that no talks could succeed," he told AFP.
"But so far, the Afghan government has not been involved."
On Wednesday Karzai's office said it "agrees with the negotiations between US and Taliban that will end up in creating an office for Taliban in Qatar".
But the government official said it was essential that the Afghan government played a lead role in any peace talks.
"We have said we agree with talks between Taliban and the United States. We have not said that we support this.
"We only support a peace process that is led by the Afghan government."

Z A Bhutto: The birth of a legend

Daily Times
BY:By Sharmila Faruqui
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s visionary leadership shaped the events of the contemporary age according to the needs of the time. His vision was futuristic. His policies became the guiding principles for all times to come. The way he coped with most difficult circumstances and insurmountable difficulties and solved the trying problems of his country, made him a legend. His history offers us two approaches to study the theory of great men: First, history makes great men and the second, great men make history. Similarly, a renowned historian once alluded that history is the mere biography of great men. Thus, a concise look at the history of Pakistan suggests that if Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was the maker of Pakistan, then Quaid-e-Awam, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the architect of Pakistan. Post-independent Pakistan’s history was taken hostage by the feudal autocrats and military-bureaucratic despots which led to the tragic disintegration of the country in 1971. And it was Quaid-e-Awam who lifted the forlorn Pakistan and made it stand on its feet. Soon after the fall of Dhaka, the first elected prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, appeared on national TV and promised to build a new Pakistan; a Pakistan free of exploitation and social injustices, and history stands witness to the fact that he built a new Pakistan as envisaged by its founders: towards a welfare Islamic Republic.

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s visionary leadership shaped the events of the contemporary age according to the needs of the time. His policies became the guiding principles for all times to come. The way he coped with most difficult circumstances and insurmountable difficulties and solved the trying problems of his country, made him a legend in his life time, not only in his own country but also in the world. He changed the course of history in South Asia in the sense that his courageous actions and overwhelming influence saved his country from further disintegration and united it with the binding force of Islamic Socialism and wide ranging social, political, economic, industrial, labour, educational, administrative reforms.

But the chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born to accomplish great deeds. He inspired his nation with a new hope and proved his worth by immediately launching courageous and revolutionary political, economic, agrarian, educational, industrial, labour, administrative and social reforms and saved his war-weary and famished country from total collapse and utter ruination. Pakistan, politically shattered and economically doomed, entered 1972, under the wise and dynamic leadership of president Bhutto, with much of the self-confidence restored and was ready to gain equilibrium. The frustrated and the defeated nation of the 1971 war with India, now under the guidance of an energetic, intelligent, brave, industrious, patriotic and able leader was slowly gaining momentum, power and prestige. The dawn of the new era was dimly visible and the new Pakistan of president Bhutto’s conception was slowly-emerging from the ashes of the old feudal, discredited and dismembered Pakistan and was taking concrete shape.

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto has earned a place in the pantheon of Islamic Leaders who earned everlasting fame in the struggle against colonialism and imperialism. The politics of Pakistan revolves round his name who set the guiding principles for political, social and economic spheres. Born on January, 5, 1928 in Larkana, Bhutto went on to become a legend in the politics of Pakistan. Bhutto’s foundation of PPP in 1967 was a set back for the reactionary forces in a country long dominated by the Right. The slogan of ‘Roti, Kapra Aur Makan’ shifted the focus of Pakistan politics from theological to economic issues. This focus has never shifted back. He was the voice of the voiceless and the guiding light of the oppressed and marginalised peasants, workers, women and the youth of Pakistan. Bhutto nationalised the commanding heights of the economy and transferred resources towards the dominant rural economy by setting higher prices for agricultural products and by introducing the land reforms of 1972.

Bhutto’s finest hour came in the reconstruction of Pakistan after the traumatic dismemberment of Pakistan upon the fall of Dacca on December 16, 1971. He successfully put the derailed nation back on the track by rebuilding national institutions. He raised the morale of a demoralised nation, recovered 5000 sq miles of territory and brought back 90,000 prisoners of war. Bhutto’s contribution in fortifying the prosperity, integrity and security of Pakistan has been phenomenal. He established the Pakistan

Steel Mill, Heavy Mechanical Complex Taxila, Port Qasim Authority, Pakistan Ordnance Factory, the Karakoram Highway and the Kamra Aeronautical Complex. Bhutto paved the road not only for the industrial progress in Pakistan but also set benchmarks for educational, literary and cultural progress. The establishment of National Council of Arts, Academy of Letters, Pakistan Lok Versa, National Book Foundation, Quaid-e-Azam and Alama Iqbal Open University improved the image of Pakistan in the World. It was due to his efforts that the issue of Aid to the poorest Islamic Countries was raised in the OIC Summit at Lahore in 1974.

The Constitution of 1973, passed unanimously, is yet another lasting legacy of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Shaheed. Time has shown that it cannot be replaced. The Senate of Pakistan was created in which the provinces had equal representation, in order to redress the balance of power issue. The creation of Council of Common Interest also gave the provinces a greater weight in the federal dispensation. It was Bhutto who established Azad Kashmir as an autonomous area and gave Balochistan provincial status.

Bhutto was the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear program. He developed Pakistan into a unique Muslim State with a nuclear capability for which he paid with his life. In his book “If I am assassinated” written from the death cell, Bhutto revealed how Kissinger had said, “We will make an example of you”. His mission was to develop Pakistan as a modern, democratic nation free from exploitation and dogmatism. He helped the people of Pakistan in shaping their own destiny.

The age of Bhutto was an age of revolution. Although his life and career were cruelly terminated, he set a glorious example of martyrdom for the cause of resurrection of democracy. He had the courage to lay down his life rather than compromise or seek appeasement. He was not only a spokesman of the Islamic world but also the leading light of the third world countries. Today, on his 84th birthday we pay homage to a legendary son of Pakistan who was brutally and judicially murdered for his conviction of principles and ideals in his struggle to rebuild Pakistan as a federal, democratic and egalitarian state. Let us join our hands together to carry forward the mission of Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to defeat all anti democratic forces, the menace of extremism and terrorism which is gnawing the very roots of our great nation.

Zulfikar Bhutto created political, social awareness among masses

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said the dynamic and inspiring leadership of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto created political and social awareness among the masses that paved the way for better conditions for the poor and common people in Pakistan.In a message on 84th birth anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto falling on January 5, the Prime Minister congratulated the the nation and workers of Pakistan Peoples Party on the birth anniversary of the leader.The day marks the birthday of a great leader in history of Sub-continent, who is known as a symbol of struggle against the forces of exploitation, injustice and oppression, he added.

He said Shaheed Zulfikar Bhutto chose to sacrifice his life for the sake of principles and became immortal, while his tormentors stand condemned in the annals of history.
He said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is not the name of a personality but that of a movement and ideology, which would continue to inspire and motivate people to struggle against exploitation and oppression.
After Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was a true leader who had deep roots among the masses and the way he managed the affairs of Pakistan after the Fall of Dhaka by reviving the confidence of the people does not have any parallel in the world history, he noted.
The Prime Minister said he created among the broken nation a new hope and a desire to look forward and infused a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem among them.
“Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was a great leader of the poor. He was a kind-hearted leader and a great statesman of his times and the vagaries of time will not extinguish the fire of his memories. He changed the course of history at a time when oppression and exploitation held sway in the country,” he added.
Gilani said Bhutto gave the poor their voice and a hope to live. He was a man of iron-like determination and did not cave in to ruthless dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq.
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took many steps of historic significance for the stability of democracy and security of the country, he continued.
He said the continuity of democracy in Pakistan today owes itself largely to the vision and courageous leadership of Shaheed Bhutto. His historic initiatives included the Constitution of 1973, the holding of the Islamic Summit, the launching of Pakistan’s atomic programme, establishment of RCD comprising Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, Pakistan Steels Mills, agricultural, industrial and administrative reforms, neutral foreign policy and Pakistan-China Boundary Agreement.
He said the biggest contribution of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was to create political awareness about the importance of vote, so critical for longevity of democracy in the country.
The present democratic government represents a continuation of the shining struggle of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for democracy, he added.
The Prime Minister said, “the ideals of Shaheed Bhutto are beacon of light for us and we would make Pakistan a moderate Islamic welfare state in accordance with his vision.”
“We want to give this message to the world on this occasion that the people of Pakistan are peace-loving and democratic nation. We do not entertain any aggressive designs against anyone in the light of Shaheed Bhutto’s concept of foreign policy.”
“We want to have friendly relations with all the countries. We want to remind the world that Pakistan is ready to play its constructive role for establishment of peace in the world to make it a worth living place for all the people living on this planet,” he added.