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Pakistan, India cannot remain enemies forever, says NSA Janjua

April 14, 2017


Nasir Khan Janjua addressing during his visit to Institute of International Affairs. —Online
Nasir Khan Janjua addressing during his visit to Institute of International Affairs. —Online

Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Friday said the two nuclear powers — Pakistan and India — could not remain enemies forever and need to interact with each other to resolve their bilateral disputes.

He said this while addressing members of Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) in Karachi on national security perspective in Pakistan.

He said the understanding would soon prevail within India that for how long it could remain the enemy of Pakistan.

The National Security Adviser was of the view that, “We can do everything through cooperation, but not by the way of competition.”

He said, “We are acting as a frontline state in the war against terrorism but unfortunately the world fails to acknowledge the role of Pakistan.”

Janjua said terrorism in Pakistan was the aftermath of "supporting" foreign forces in Afghanistan which the world had now forgotten.

He also briefly discussed the operations launched by armed forces in different parts of the country against terrorism.

Nasser Khan Janjua claimed that the acts of terrorism across the country had visibly reduced after launching of operations against terrorists.

He also shared details of Karachi operation as well as the pre and post-operation environments in the port city.

The adviser also briefed the audience on initiatives taken to improve the situation in Balochistan besides highlighting the economic potential and geographic importance of the province.

Earlier, he delivered a detailed presentation on the “National Security Perspective in Pakistan”.

The audience highly appreciated the pictures of diverse landscapes of different parts of the country shown by Janjua in his presentation.