NSA stresses overcoming Pakistan’s perception problem

May 13, 2018 at 9:25 pm

National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Sunday said Pakistan desires world peace and has always contributed to global stability but faces a perception problem in international media which needs to be corrected.

“There are also allegations on us of playing a ‘double game’ in Afghanistan. However, these perceptions are not based on reality,” he said while addressing an international conference of news agencies in Islamabad.

The national security adviser said different perceptions existed about Pakistan in the world. “At times, it is considered a poor Muslim country that faces threats of extremism and terrorism. It is also dubbed as a nuclear country, where nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists,” he added.
“We all need to invest in peace instead of war. We want and we are working with the world in a cooperative framework,” Janjua remarked.

The two-day Conference entitled “Pakistan – Media Opportunities and Challenges” is being organised 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.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb was guest of honour on the occasion.

Janjua highlighted, in detail, the different intriguing dimensions of the 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 added.

The adviser also sensitised the participants over the regional security environment and stressed that the United States and the West should play a positive role in maintaining security of the region which over a period has become quite fragile.

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