LAHORE - Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said that world was skeptical of Pakistans intentions and capabilities after the recent unfortunate happenings in Abbottabad and Karachi. He expressed these views while delivering his speech as the chief guest on the occasion of prize distribution ceremony among the top position holders of Minhaaj Education Society (MES). Senator S.M. Zafar, Dr Khairaat Ibne Rasaa and other distinguished personalities also spoke on the occasion. The former foreign minister lamented that Pakistans stance was not being projected effectively at any forum while that of the US was being discussed every where. Due to our involvement in the war on terror, Pakistan has suffered a huge material and human loss besides destruction of its roads used by NATO trucks; but no body has ever raised this issue at world fora, he observed. Mr Qureshi urged civil society organizations, human rights activists and political parties to come out on streets to plead countrys case before the world. He saw difficult days ahead for Pakistan, and stressed that nation must get prepared to save the country. Extremism has penetrated so much in our society that our military installations are not safe from it, he remarked. Shah Mahmood was of the view that there was dire need to strike a balance between the East and the West. He said that an outright rejection of West was ignorance while rejecting eastern values was reflective of a low self-esteem. Paying tributes to Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, the former minister said that he had rightly diagnosed the cause of our degradation and established a network of educational institutions He said Dr Qadri was making an effort to produce such generation of youth that was not only firm in its values and convictions but also believed in Ijtihad. He said that the community centres established by Minhajul Quran Institute were doing a great service to the welfare of Pakistani expatriates in over seventy countries. He said that the role of MES would be chronicled in golden letters. He said Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was a multi-dimensional personality and the country needed a leader like him to guide the nation. Speaking on the occasion, Senator S.M. Zafar, said: All of us need to play our proactive role in promoting education in the country. He said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri had rendered a significant service and set up an example in the field of education and human welfare.