Islamabad, March 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): A Media Delegation, comprising four members from United States, called on National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua this afternoon. NSA warmly welcomed the guests and thanked them for coming over all the way to relate themselves to the ground realties. He hoped that this endeavour will serve them better to improve their understanding of the prevailing environment and the important role which Pakistan is already playing. NSA, subsequently, gave them a detailed presentation on regional security situation with a particular reference to Pakistan focusing on how Pakistan, its people armed forces, law enforcement agencies and Intelligence agencies performed brilliantly and resiliently after 1979 and 9/11.
He highlighted the character and role of Pakistan in the recent history and the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in on going war against terrorism. He reiterated that Pakistan is a morally correct country and had always stood on the right side of the history and along with the world to contribute for peace, stability and prosperity. The delegates sought National Security Adviser’s opinion on different regional and international security issues. The questions were asked about Pak-US relations particularly in the context of Afghanistan and also the response of Pakistan to the recent steps by the US pressurising Pakistan to do more and also about the future prospects of Pak-US ties.
Questions were also asked about Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, China and Russia. NSA highlighted, in detail, the different intriguing dimensions of Afghan conflict and said that no love stories are born out of use of force. Military strategy always on the lead has injured the Afghan Society which has made the war so perpetual with no end in sight. We all need to invest in the peace instead of war.” We want to work with US and Afghanistan in a cooperative framework. Let’s, collectively invest in peace and bring the closure to this perpetual conflict instead of wining it” he added.
In response to a question, he appreciated President Ghani’s offer to Taliban as a positive step forward towards the political reconciliation in Afghanistan. “This is what we were insisting for since so long”. Moreover, he said that Pakistan is committed to have friendly and cooperative relations with all the regional countries. He also sensitized the delegates over the regional security environment and stressed that the US and the West should play a positive role in maintaining the security of the region which over a period has become quite fragile The members of the delegation thanked NSA and regarded the discussion very useful.
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