Beijing: Asking the world to be patient with Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has said, the fight against terrorism should be treated as a "long-term war" as non-state actors have decided to take on nations.
"The world today is losing its patience because may be terrorism is not happening in some countries and their tolerance level is going down. The world should really come together to fight terrorism and treat it as a long-term war," he told `China Daily`.
Speaking on terrorism emanating from Pakistan, he said, as the frontline of counter-terrorism battles, Pakistan badly needs the world`s patience.
Zardari, who was in China on a three-day visit said, the new phenomenon of terrorism is that non-state actors can take nations to war.
"All the people, who were involved in the September 11 attacks in the US ten years ago were non-state actors and they had taken the superpower to war," he said. "Now those non-state actors, including individuals and groups, have decided to take on nations."
He said, countries and people around the world have to recognise that the war against terror is the war against a mindset that is trying to change the world order, and it should be combated accordingly.