We need to invest in peace instead of war: NSA

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Sunday said Pakistan was a great and peace loving country which had always stood along with world to contribute to global stability and prosperity.“We all need to invest in peace instead of war. We want and we are working with the world in a cooperative framework,” Nasser Janjua said this while addressing an International Conference of News Agencies. The two-day conference entitled “Pakistan – Media Opportunities and Challenges” is being organized by Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) to provide an opportunity to journalists for a direct and hassle-free linkage to cope with emerging competitive environment for news agencies in the world.He highlighted, in detail, the different intriguing dimensions of Afghan conflict and said that no love stories are born out of use of force.”Let’s, collectively invest in peace and bring the closure to this perpetual conflict instead of wining it,” he said.The adviser also sensitized the participants over the regional security environment and stressed that the US and the West should play a positive role in maintaining security of the region which over a period has become quite fragile.Nasser Janjua highlighted character and role of Pakistan in recent history and the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in on-going war against terrorism, saying Pakistan has lost over 60,000 lives and billions of dollars in the war.He gave the delegation a detailed presentation on regional security situation with a particular reference to focusing on how Pakistan, its people armed forces, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Intelligence Agencies performed brilliantly and resiliently after 1979 and 9/11.“Afghanistan is a story of pains. It is a story of injuries. It is a wound of the world and also of region, which should be healed as quickly as possible,” Janjua told the gathering which included delegates from …read more

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