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COAS General Bajwa meets UK’s NSA, Defence Secretary

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited UK’s Ministry of Defence on Tuesday, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During his visit to the MoD, the COAS interacted with UK’s National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Sedwill and Secretary Defence, tweeted, Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafor. COAS interacted with Sir Mark Sedwill NSA & Cabinet Secy at the Cabinet Office and Mr Stephen Lovegrove Permanent Secy MoD at MoD. Regional situation including Afghan Peace Process was…

Pakistan, Afghanistan have potential to become world’s trade, economic hub: NSA

ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor Lieutenant General (retired) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday said Pakistan and Afghanistan shared a lot of opportunities and have common economic future which has the potential to connect to markets of Europe, Africa and rest of Asia. "Both have the potential to become trade and economic hub of the world," he said while speaking at a special seminar titled 'Peace -- a dividend for development and stability in Afghanistan', organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in…

Spy agency NSA triples collection of US phone records: official report

WASHINGTON: The US National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a US intelligence agency report released on Friday said. The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after US lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk. The spike in collection of call records coincided with an…

‘Pakistan needs to rise above CPEC and connect with other parts of the world’

ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua has said Pakistan had great geo-strategic importance and the capacity to improve peace and stability in the region and become a massive trade corridor. Speaking at a gathering here, he said, “We are working on regional connectivity. Pakistan is investing in peace and cooperating with other countries for economic prosperity of the region. Pakistan can become a paradise for investment.” “Pakistan is the biggest investor in peace and on numerous occasions, it stood…

Pakistan committed to cause of Kashmir, says national security adviser

ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua  on Tuesday said Pakistan was deeply committed to the cause of Kashmir and supported to resolve the Kashmir conflict politically and according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people. "Process of dialogue is the only way forward to resolve our disputes. It is by way of peaceful resolution of our disputes which can enable both the countries to belong to the future,” this he said while Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria made a courtesy call to…

Who played a mediator to resolve Indo-Pak deadlock on diplomats’ issue?

NEW DELHI: Pakistan and India ended their month-long stalemate over diplomats’ harassment with both sides issuing statements to settle the dispute. But latest reports suggest that national security advisers of both the countries intervened to clear the air. According to Economic Times, Pakistan’s NSA Nasir Janjua and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval helped India and Pakistan arrive at the March 30 rapprochement which has ended - for now - the standoff over harassment of diplomats and other staff. It is reported that a…

America’s new NSA: What can Pakistan expect?

WASHINGTON: The new United States National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton, known for being a hawk in diplomatic circles, may not be as hard on Pakistan as President Donald Trump expects him to be. Several media interviews with Bolton suggests that while he believes Pakistan does need to be dealt with firmly, the US needs to strike a delicate balance in the matter and leave the heavy lifting to China. Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN, believes that Pakistan, a nuclear weapons state, is perpetually teetering…