ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser Lt Gen (r) Nasser Janjua on Monday claimed that Pakistan got engulfed in terrorism only after its decision to support the US and the West in the war against terror.
While addressing a National Security Policy seminar, Janjua said that Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating terrorism have unfortunately not been appreciated by the world, despite the fact that Pakistan has suffered the most in this process.
He said that insurgents in Balochistan are now returning the weapons and choosing to say ‘Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan’ (Long live Pakistan), which proves that Pakistan has defeated the ‘wicked ambitions’ of its enemy. He also said that the US policy on the longstanding Kashmir dispute is the same as the Indian policy.
Lt Gen (r) Janjua claimed that the US has opposed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and has given New Delhi a priority over Islamabad by giving India a significant role in Afghanistan’s political process.
He remarked that Pakistan— in the war against terror— has faced tremendous human and economic loss and Taliban are getting stronger in Afghanistan but the US is blaming Pakistan for “its own failure in Afghanistan.”
He remarked that security in South Asia is under pressure, adding that in opposition to China and Russia, the US has disrupted the balance of power in South Asia.