Pak NSA Blames US On Kashmir: 'Nuclear War A Real Possibility'


He accused the United States of conspiring against the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India, The Express Tribune reported.

But Janjua regretted that Pakistan was being accused of playing a "double game" and providing "safe havens to Taliban and Haqqani Network" while the USA disregarded its contribution to the fight against terror.

However, in the last few weeks, top Pakistani diplomats based in the USA have gone on a diplomatic overdrive to sell its narrative and have accused the Trump Administration of Indian agenda in South Asia.

While addressing a seminar on issues of national security in Islamabad, the official stated that India had been stockpiling a range of risky weapons as it threatens Pakistan continuously of conventional warfare.

During their series of public appearances at various think tanks in Washington Dc and NY, the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi have said the pronouncement of the Trump administration "which simply puts the blame" on Pakistan and asks India to "do more" in Afghanistan is "disconcerting" for Pakistan.

He regretted that India was given priority over Pakistan, while India was playing a vital role in shaping the political and strategic namics of Afghanistan. "We seek a Pakistan that is not engaged in destabilising behaviour and a stable and self-reliant Afghanistan", the NSS said.

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In an apparent reference to the OBOR and CPEC, the NSS said, "We will help South Asian nations maintain their sovereignty as China increases its influence in the region".

"India has become the preferred ally in Afghanistan and the military solution [for ending the war in Afghanistan] is again given the preference", he noted. "Peace in Afghanistan remains our top priority", he declared.

The NSA claimed that the United States, in its opposition to the rise of China and Russian Federation, has disrupted the balance of power in South Asia. "India is being supported and encouraged to promote USA regional interests".

"Pakistan is blamed of instigating instability in Afghanistan, but it is pertinent to mention that Pakistan has never supported and never provided safe heavens to the terrorist organisations", he said, dismissing allegations that Pakistan was backing the Haqqani network.

The Trump administration has also warned it may designate certain officials of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, as global terrorists for their ties to militant groups, including Haqqanis. The shocking comment came days after the United States backed India against Pakistan. "But we can not continue with the status quo, where terrorist organizations are allowed to find safe haven inside of Pakistan".

"We will deepen our strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region", according to the NSS which the White House said sets a positive strategic direction for the U.S. that will restore America's advantages in the world and build upon our country's great strengths.