TOKYO (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said regional and world peace would gravely be impacted if Pakistan was not helped defeat the militants. Zardari asserted that Pakistan had been looking for trade not aid. Addressing the members of Japan-Pakistan Friendship League at a luncheon meeting hosted by the President of the League Seishiro Etoh, who is also the vice speaker of the Japanese Lower House, the president gave a comprehensive review of how Pakistan was in the frontline of war against militancy which was also the war of the international community and how this war could be won. He said, Militants were created through a deliberate policy by the international community as an instrument of war against the rival ideology. After the rival ideology was defeated the international community abandoned Pakistan and the region, leaving it to lurch at the mercy of untamed war monsters who had now come back to haunt Pakistan, the region and the world. The president said, Pakistani youth -- 65 percent of the countrys population has been looking for jobs and opportunities which had been destroyed by the war on terrorism. A jobless and idle youth is likely to join the ranks of extremists unless he is provided with opportunities that gave him hope for the future. That is why, Zardari added, he was asking the world for helping Pakistan recover its shattered economy through opportunities for greater trade and not just aid. Pakistan is looking for trade and market access. Our people are great entrepreneurs and if they were given market access they will be able to turn around the nations economy at their own, he said. Zardari also invited the members of the Parliamentary League to visit Pakistan to see the devastation caused by the war on terror and how best Pakistan was trying to cope with the menace besides rendering a number of sacrifices. The Japan Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship League was established in September 1975 with the objective to promote bilateral relations between Japan and Pakistan through exchange of Parliamentarians. Separately, Zardari called on the Emperor of Japan, Akihito at his palace and discussed bilateral relations and Pakistans fight against terrorism and militancy with him. The emperor specially came out of his palace and warmly received the president. This was President Zardaris second meeting with Emperor Akihito. President Zardari met him in April 2009, when he visited Japan to lead Pakistans delegation at the Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting. The Emperor recalled his visit to Pakistan in early 60s as Crown Prince and said that he fondly remembers that visit. The President felicitated the Emperors son and Crown Prince Naruhito on his birthday and invited him to visit Pakistan. Emperor Akihito said that Japan gives great importance to its ties with Pakistan. He also appreciated and recognised Pakistans role in the war on terror and noted the numerous sacrifices of its security forces and people. President Zardari lauded the role of Japan in Pakistans development and its investment in various sectors. He said that his recent visit would further boost Pakistan-Japan ties. Japan has been supportive of Pakistan and has been assisting it in social, health and education sectors. Japan has also played a key role in holding the first meeting of Friends of Pakistan moot at Tokyo.