KARACHI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat said the United States has now realised mistakes made in Afghanistan.
These remarks were expressed by the CJCSC at the conference organised by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) in collaboration with Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Karachi.
The conference was attended by students of various universities of Karachi as well as academia, intelligentsia, former civil and military officers.
General Zubair that every nation makes mistakes and learns from them as the US made mistakes in Afghanistan and now realised that solution to Afghan problem lies in political reconciliation.
In his key note address, General Zubair said that the treatment meted out in India to the minorities, especially the Muslims, clearly justifies the creation of Pakistan in 1947 as our forefathers under the able leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah exactly foreseen the Muslims of sub-continent were likely to face.
He further said that two-nation theory explaining Muslims and Hindus being two separate nations was first adopted by Al-Biruni in some 900 years back who in his book said that this part of the world was inhabited by two separate nations Hindus and Muslims.
He said that creation of Pakistan was not only the result of tireless efforts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah but the valuable contributions made by common people.
He said that we are the custodians of some of the world's oldest civilizations and there is no power on earth which can undo Pakistan.