ISLAMABAD - Adviser on National Security Nasir Khan Janjua has urged the major powers to shun the policy of discrimination against Pakistan and take steps to ensure strategic stability in the region.

Addressing an international conference on 'Promoting Global Peace' here yesterday he said Pakistan is a peace-loving nation and supports political reconciliation for revival of peace and tranquillity in the region.

The adviser called on India and Pakistan to engage immediately for resolution of all outstanding disputes and invest in peace for the security of their future generations.

He said India's heavy military spending and acquisition of weapons are threatening Pakistan and its efforts for regional peace.

Pakistan is a peace-loving country but its efforts to promote regional peace are hindered by Indian desire to acquire military and strategic weapons.

The NSA said the world has never acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terror, despite the trying circumstances the country has faced.

"Did Pakistan ask the Soviet Union to invade Afghanistan? Pakistan paid a heavy price in the war against the Soviets, but its role has never been acknowledged."

He was of the view that the two neighbouring countries are nuclear armed and cannot live in an environment of hostility towards each other, especially when both are fighting terror on their soil.

"Western powers desire better relations with India due to a shared anti-China policy despite the fact that a peaceful region and world is in Chinese interest and China has no ill-will towards any of these countries," the national security adviser said.

Janjua went on to add that the increase in India’s weapons and nuclear arms poses a great danger to Pakistan’s security.

"Those who look for solutions through might will have to sit on the seats of dialogue to talk about peace and find real solutions. World powers might be cooperating with India on defence and nuclear weapons, but their discriminatory attitude against Pakistan must come to an end."

"It’s about time that all countries stop pointing fingers at each other, and come together to work for peace."

He said Pakistan is committed in the war on terror and has made major strides to rid the country of this curse.

“Our success will connect the world with the Central Asian states, besides we will provide gateway to China.”

Referring to the challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah, Janjua said the conflicts should not be allowed to flourish and affect the global peace.

On the occasion, the speakers expressed concern over the acts of terror being perpetrated by the Indian state-sponsored terrorists in the country. 

They said peace in the region hinges on the just resolution of outstanding Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.