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Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

Aizaz Ah­mad Chaud­hary said China Pak­istan Eco­nomic Corridor project will not only ben­e­fit Pak­istan and China but the whole re­gion. “The Afghan prov­ince of Kan­da­har will be the big­gest ben­e­fi­ciary, “he noted.

Re­fer­ring to the sac­ri­fices ren­dered by Pak­istan in the war on ter­ror, he said the coun­try is pur­su­ing the right course and for­eign pol­icy to achieve the ob­jec­tive of peace and sta­bil­ity in the re­gion.

Ad­vi­sor on For­eign Af­fairs who was also present on the oc­ca­sion said that In­dia has vol­un­tar­ily of­fered its ser­vices against China and Mus­lim coun­tries in the wake of 9/11 in­ci­dent. He said dis­sent­ing voices are ris­ing within In­dia it­self about the in­creas­ing re­la­tions and clout of the United States on New Delhi.

The Ad­vi­sor said Pak­istan is mak­ing ef­forts to strengthen its lob­by­ing in the United States. “We will con­tinue to pro­tect our na­tional se­cu­rity and sovereignty and no com­pro­mise will be made on it.

The Ad­vi­sor said the con­cept of strate­gic depth in Afghanistan no longer ex­ists and it was buried with the launch of na­tional plan of ac­tion.

Sec­re­tary Defense Alam Khat­tak said Pak­istan will now pur­chase F-16s from Jor­dan and the United States has no ob­jec­tions to it.

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