Pakistan respects sovereignty & territory integrity of Afghanistan: NSA

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ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Nasser Khan Janjua has said that Pakistan respects the sovereignty and territory integrity of Afghanistan.

He was addressing Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum in Islamabad today. The National Security adviser said both Pakistan and Afghanistan have rendered great sacrifices in the war on terrorism. He said Pakistan is committed to Afghan peace and stability.

The National Security adviser said both Pakistan and Afghanistan have rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism. Pakistan is committed to Afghan peace and stability, he added. “Pakistan has always extended help to Afghanistan.”

Janjua also remarked that Pakistan has lost countless precious lives in the war against terrorism. “Pakistan gave the most sacrifices in the war against terrorism,” he said, lamenting that the sacrifices have not been acknowledged by the international community.

“We supported the US during the Afghan war. Despite our sacrifices, allegations were levelled against us,” he remarked.

“If Pakistan didn’t ally with the US, would Afghanistan be free today? If the Soviet Union didn’t fall, had the Berlin Wall been taken down and 14 countries freed? Would the US have become a superpower if the Soviet Union persisted?”

On relations with Russia, the national security adviser shared that Pakistan shares good relations with the Russian Federation. “Russia was standing with Pakistan and Afghanistan throughout.”

He shared further that the provinces worked together to make the National Action Plan a success.

Janjua, who served as the Quetta corps commander, said the government resolved to fix the problems of Balochistan and has thus brought peace in the restive province now.

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