ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday made yet another call to the international community to rescue what he described as war-ravaged economy of Pakistan. He was talking to visiting Vice President World Bank Isabel Guerrero when he sought international donor agencies, world community and friends of Pakistan to extend optimal support and assistance. More than compensation, the assistance would create vistas of opportunities for the people affected by the war against militancy and terrorism. Pakistan has suffered immensely in the global fight against militancy and finds its economy gravely damaged by the war against militancy, the President said. He said that the war would continue against militants till the complete elimination of the menace. He also called for trade and market access for Pakistani products into the US and European markets to put the countrys economy on path of stability and prosperity and also to address issues of poverty and unemployment in the war affected areas. The President appreciated the working relationship of Pakistan with the World Bank and emphasised the Bank to consider financing energy and water resource projects in Pakistan as the country was facing acute energy shortage and water crises which were adversely affecting the economy. President Zardari also appreciated the World Bank loan amounting to US$ 145.6 million for Punjab Barrages improvement project. Ms Isabel Guerrero briefed the President about the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) of US$ 6 billion of the World Bank with Pakistan and also about various projects of the Bank and thematic areas of financing by the Bank in Pakistan. She also showed interest in the Benazir Income Support Programme for empowering women in Pakistan. She said that World Bank was ready to invest in energy sector in Pakistan.