NSA Janjua was addressing an event at Islamabad where he said that Pakistanis have shared their homes and hospitality with migrants coming from Afghanistan.
“Our hearts beat for Afghanistan. We are a peace loving nation and wish for prevalence of peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he said.
On the issue of proliferation of terrorists from across the border, NSA Janjua said that Taliban militants often find refuge through displaced Afghans and those making their way to Pakistan.
Border management with Afghanistan is a crucial issue, NSA Janjua said.
He also said that refugees are at times used for purposes such as smuggling and terrorism.
Pakistan did not get anything in return for taking in the three million displaced Afghan people, Janjua said while referring to the influx of Afghan refugees to Pakistan following the SovietAfghan War in 1980s.
Last week, the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham was closed after Afghan authorities protested when Pakistan started installing fence and barbed wire to stop illegal border crossing.
Afghanistan authorities had later formally announced that they had no objection to the fencing in Pakistani territory. Pakistan had taken the initiative to check illegal movement along the border.
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The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily