Raheel Sharif Updates
ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt General Nasser Janjua (retd)
Friday said extremism in Pakistan was an outcome of the Afghan war.
Leaders in Islamabad Business Summit held here, it was a wrong and
baseless propaganda that its nukes could go in hands of extremists.
“Pakistan is land of beauty and its inhabitants are talented,” he said.
He said it was a wrong perception that Pakistan was playing double-game in Afghanistan.
“Had Pakistan on side of Taliban then why they would have been fighting against Pakistan?
He pointed out that there existed 108 exit and entry points between Afghanistan and Pakistan which were being used by people of both the nations as land routes.
He said if Pakistan had not stood against USSR then today Afghanistan would have not been existed on the world map. He said the USA was the sole power in the world and this was due to the countless sacrifices rendered by Pakistan.
Referring to the ‘Farari’ movement in Balochistan, he said this all was brainchild of those having nefarious motives. This can be overcome by boosting economic activity in the province.
On the Islamic forces block, the NSA said this was founded solely
by Saudi Arabia and selection of countries in the fold was again sole
choice of the founder.
“Our decision not to send our forces to Yemen was meant to maintain
the equilibrium in the region,” he said.
He said if General (R) Raheel Sharif was assuming as head of the
Islamic forces block he never will represent any specific sect or sects.
He was having as good relationship with Iran as with Saudi Arabia.
He (Gen. Raheel) enjoys cordial relationship with Iran.
“Pakistan will remain neutral and will not take side of Saudia Arabia or Iran,” he added.