ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Security Advisor (NSA) Lt. General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua has urged Central Asian Republics (CARs) to utilize the huge potential of Balochistan and access sea through Gwadar, which is the World’s largest deep sea port.
“Balochistan is our face,” the advisor said while speaking at the Seminar on “Dynamics of Geo-Politics, Regional Security and Economic Connectivity” organized by National Security Division (NSD), Government of Pakistan in collaboration with the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) in Islamabad on Monday.
The advisor said that Pakistan will multiply the economy of the entire region.
Nasser Janjua said that Pakistan by connecting 86% (as 60% of the World’s population lives in Asia; about 10% in Europe and 16% in Africa) of the people of the World is a massive potential trade and industrial hub.
The Seminar was attended by the ambassadors of CARs in addition to other dignitaries.
While speaking at the Seminar on the common challenges faced by the region, Lt. General (retd) Asif Yasin said that good governance and governance alone would lead to internal stability, fight against terrorism and poverty in the region.
Lt. General (retd) Asif Yasin said that Pakistan and Afghanistan have common stakes. He said that trans-Afghanistan and trans-Pakistan are the contemporary phenomena that will spell out future relationship between the two.
Lt. General (retd) Talat Masood – who was the Chair and moderator of the Seminar – said in his concluding remarks that Pakistan’s biggest challenge is to ensure security and security challenges are not solved by military means but development.