ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Monday urged world community and allied countries, particularly friends of Pakistan, to understand his country's multidimensional approach in tackling the menace of terrorism as well as  extremism and support it fully at this critical juncture. The President told this to visiting British Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sir Peter Ricketts and Permanent Under-Secretary Home Office Sir David Normington, who called on him here at Aiwan-i-Sadr. The President briefed the visiting delegation about government's internal priorities, the state of the economy and the fight against extremism and terrorism. They discussed bilateral relations between Pakistan and United Kingdom and it was underlined that the one million people of Pakistani origin in Britain constituted a special bond between the two countries. The British Permanent Under Secretary appreciated Pakistan's commendable role in this regard and expressed the UK government's firm commitment to enable Pakistan overcome this challenge. The President also underlined the government's determination to overcome the present economic challenges, which had come about as a result of the international economic situation. The British side expressed understanding of Pakistan's situation and committed to extend support as part of the Friends of Pakistan Group. Meanwhile, in a meeting with Turkish Ambassador Rauf Engin Soysal at Aiwan-i-Sadr, President Zardari said Pakistan and Turkey were tied in strong political and bilateral ties that would further strengthen in the times ahead. The President underlined the importance of strong relationship between Pakistan and Turkey and said that the two countries enjoyed deep level of friendship and vowed to further expand it to cover all areas of bilateral cooperation. The Ambassador said Turkey considered Pakistani people as brothers and wanted Pakistan to be a strong and prosperous country. He also underscored the need for strengthening economic and trade ties between the two countries. The President said the motherland's security could not be put at risk in the ongoing war on terrorism. Agencies add:  President Zardari said Pakistan had paid heavy price in war on terror. The President highlighted Pakistan's multidimensional approach in dealing with the scourge of terrorism, which had been acknowledged all around. In this regard the international community, particularly Pakistan's friends, needed to show greater understanding and support for its position, he said. On Afghanistan, Zardari said Pakistan wanted durable peace and security in this country, adding stability should prevail there. He underlined that Pakistan would defend its borders at all costs. Only use of force was not enough in anti-terrorism moves, he remarked. He observed government of Pakistan was pursuing multidimensional policies with reference to political and economic development so that provision of basic amenities to backward areas could be ensured. British Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs appreciated Pakistan's commendable role in war against terrorism and expressed the UK Government's firm commitment to enable Pakistan overcome this challenge. He also lauded efforts on the part of government of Pakistan in tribal areas and held out assurance his country would not leave Pakistan alone in difficult time. The British side expressed understanding of Pakistan's situation and committed to extend support as part of the Friends of Pakistan Group. Meanwhile, Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik has said that Pakistan gave due importance to its relation with Britain which would be further boost on strong basis in future. He expressed these views while talking to British Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sir Peter Ricketts and Permanent Under-Secretary Home Office Sir David Normington who called on him here on Monday. British High Commission in Pakistan, Robert Brinkley was also present on the occasion. During the meeting, Rehman Malik said both Pakistan and Britain enjoyed multidimensional relations and deep-rooted trust based on mutuality of interests and commonality of views. He further said two countries held wide-ranging discourse on areas of diverse significance with an objective to add more steam and energy in the existing relations to withstand the contemporary and future challenges.