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National Security Adviser Janjua accuses US of fomenting unrest in South Asia – Pakistan

Retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, who currently serves as the Prime Minister’s special adviser on national security, on Monday said the United States (US) seems to be “speaking India’s language” and that the two nations have “the same ideas” regarding the Kashmir conflict.

While addressing a seminar on the national security policy in Islamabad, Janjua complained: “The US is willing to give India a bigger role in Afghanistan while blaming Pakistan for its own failure in the region.”

“India was given clear preference over Pakistan by the US,” he said, even though India “continuously threatens” conventional war with Pakistan.

“The US accuses Pakistan of having ties with the Haqqani network and the Taliban when, in actuality, Pakistan only started facing terrorism when it aligned its forces with the US,” Janjua said, adding that Pakistan had paid a heavy price in its fight against terrorism but the world never recognised its losses.

During his address, Janjua also claimed the US has also opposed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“The US wants imbalance in the region to ensure that China does not rise and that there is no resurgence of Russian powers in the region,” he added.

“Pakistan has defeated the enemy’s dangerous goal by defeating terrorism,” he continued, alluding to an unidentified enemy. “Today, Balochistan is once again ringing with slogans of jeevay jeevay Pakistan (long live Pakistan).”

However, the adviser concluded that there is still a long way to go as the Taliban in Afghanistan are becoming stronger and India is accumulating more and more weapons.

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