Mandated by the Congress, US President Donald Trump yesterday launched his first Nationwide Safety Technique 2017, in response to which the US has requested Pakistan to accentuate its counter-terrorism efforts.
In an announcement, the International Workplace mentioned the NSS 2017 has made sure unsubstantiated allegations in opposition to Pakistan.
“Pakistan rejects such unfounded accusations that belie details on floor and trivialize Pakistan’s efforts for combating terrorism and our unmatched sacrifices to advertise peace and stability within the area,” the assertion mentioned.
It mentioned Pakistan has been on the forefront within the battle in opposition to regional and international terrorism and it’s due to Pakistan’s cooperation with the worldwide group, acknowledged and appreciated by the US management, that the Al-Qaeda core was decimated from the area.
It mentioned that in a troubled neighbourhood, Pakistan continues to undergo by the hands of state sponsored terrorism, funded and abetted by our neighbours by proxies.
The self-proclaimed guarantors of peace and “phony regional powers” are pursuing this nefarious recreation of expansionism to the detriment of regional and international peace, the assertion mentioned, with out naming any nation.
“Destabilising insurance policies and actions by some international locations to take care of their hegemony in pursuit of absolute energy are accountable for instability in a number of components of the world, together with ours,” it mentioned.
In an indirect reference in direction of India, the assertion mentioned that international locations emerge as regional or international powers on the idea of their constructive contributions and it doesn’t fall upon one nation to bestow such standing on any state.
“Sarcastically, a rustic with a report of defiance of UNSC resolutions, introduction of nuclear weapons in South Asia and use of terrorism as a state coverage is being projected as a regional chief,” the International Workplace mentioned.
Pakistan additionally alleged that the hostile parts had been utilizing Afghan soil in opposition to it “regardless of substantial US presence” in Afghanistan.
The assertion mentioned Pakistan has persistently emphasised political settlement, owned and led by Afghans is the one viable possibility to finish the battle in Afghanistan.
The assertion mentioned that Pakistan’s safety forces have undertaken indiscriminate and efficient counter-terrorism operations in opposition to terrorism and extremism, making Pakistan a extra steady, peaceable and safe nation.
Rejecting US considerations about its nuclear weapons, the assertion mentioned that Pakistan as a accountable nuclear state has put in place a extremely environment friendly, strong and centralised command and management mechanism to safe its nuclear belongings.
“The protection and safety requirements of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal are second to no different nuclear state,” it mentioned.
It mentioned Pakistan was aware that the warfare in opposition to terrorism was not over and was dedicated to proceed its battle in opposition to the sympathisers, financers and abettors of terrorism to make sure that its soil is just not used for committing violence anyplace.
“We anticipate the identical dedication from our neighbours and different regional and international actors,” it mentioned.