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Pakistan, India cannot remain enemies forever, says NSA Janjua

Published Apr 14, 2017 11:49pm

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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.

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Sajjad kamran Apr 15, 2017 07:32am

"Pakistan and India cannot remain enemies for ever". Yes true (but only if we know how to make friends. Unfortunately we are expert in turning even friends into enemies)

In international relations there are no permanent friends or enemies but only permanent interests.

We should first determine what our permanent interests are.

Siddhartha Apr 15, 2017 08:47am

Hope you are right Sir! God bless you!! We both need to take care of poor and hapless citizens. They are our priorities not the words of war between these two otherwise brotherly countries.

allahdin Apr 15, 2017 09:17am

sorry dear Pakistan was made on religious lines and unless all muslims of india are given paksitans citizenship.. its not over till its over

mangoman Apr 15, 2017 09:24am

I appreciate the NSA's sentiment, but don't see coming to fruition anytime soon.

SODAWATERBOTTLEOPENERWALA Apr 15, 2017 11:24am

@allahdin i agree with you

Ashok Apr 15, 2017 02:43pm

For the first time I agree with you.

M.Saeed Apr 15, 2017 02:57pm

“We are acting as a frontline state in the war against terrorism but unfortunately the world fails to acknowledge the role of Pakistan.” Unfortunately that is because, we are not walking our talks. Our deeds are diagonally opposite. Look at the message Mardan incident gives to the world.

Shakti Apr 15, 2017 03:30pm

You are correct, sir ! At first Pakistan should come forward because the Pakistanis are telling India is tiger in word but not in reality.They are always trying to make them crazy.Now I want to see them being tried to make friendship with India instead of craziness.

Zuzu Apr 15, 2017 06:36pm

It is the politicians who love to see India and Pakistan hates each other for their own political gain.

Suresh Handa Apr 17, 2017 01:21pm

@Sajjad kamran well said, time is ripe to allow to prevail good sense and respect each others issues.

Suresh Handa Apr 17, 2017 01:22pm

God bless Mr. Janjua for talking so nice and humble. We salute you , Sir.

common & immaterial Apr 17, 2017 06:34pm

@allahdin agreeing with you. Rarely such kind of situation comes wherein solution is logically true but practically not possible.