Pakistan has already launched diplomatic offensive to garner support of key world and areaal participants
PHOTO: FILE PHOTO
KARACHI : China and Russia have assured Pakistan on the diplomatic degree that they might veto any US transfer within the United Nations to slap financial sanctions on Islamabad, Every day Categorical has learnt from credible sources.
The curler-coaster relations between Washington and Islamabad have frayed since President Donald Trump final month unveiled a brand new Afghan coverage and hit out at Islamabad, accusing it of giving ‘protected haven to brokers of chaos’ by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and different militants.
America has already begun conditioning future help to Pakistan on progress Islamabad makes in tackling the Haqqani Community militants. It has additionally hinted at imposing sanctions on Pakistani officers allegedly having hyperlinks with militants.
Pakistan, Russia and China inch closer to formal alliance
Nevertheless, Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warned the US on Monday that any focused sanctions by Washington towards Pakistani officers wouldn’t assist US counter-terrorism efforts. “We’re preventing the warfare towards terror, something that degrades our effort will solely harm the US effort,” he stated in an interview with Reuters.
Islamabad-based mostly diplomatic sources informed Every day Categorical that overseas coverage wizards, safety officers and prime authorities functionaries have been brainstorming because the unveiling of Trump’s technique in an effort to chart out new coverage vis-à-vis Washington.
It has been determined that Pakistan would part out its dependence on the USA. And excessive-degree contacts with Washington can be restored solely after the Trump administration acquiesced to assuage Pakistan’s legit considerations on the brand new US technique for Afghanistan and past.
For future dealings, the USA can be requested to cease its relentless ‘do-extra mantra’ and keep ties with Pakistan on the idea of sovereign equality, sources say.
Iran hints at joining Pakistan-Russia-China alliance
There was no prime degree contact between Trump’s aides and Pakistani officers because the inauguration of the brand new US technique, although US Ambassador David Hale has met senior Pakistani civil and army leaders in an try to appease frayed tempers in Islamabad.
In response to sources, the Trump administration has conveyed via diplomatic channels that Washington needs to resolve all contentious points with Pakistan via dialogue with a view to additional strengthen bilateral relations.
Nevertheless, Pakistan has made it clear that bilateral ties might be strengthened provided that the US gave up its constant coverage of urgent Pakistan to do extra within the struggle towards terrorism.
Islamabad has additionally reiterated its willingness to proceed enjoying its position for a peaceable Afghanistan and to struggle the menace of terrorism, however it will by no means permit the Afghan battle to spill into Pakistan.
Pakistan has began approaching key worldwide and regional gamers to garner their help within the wake of scathing criticism from President Trump. On this context, Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif has already launched a diplomatic offensive on the directions of Premier Abbasi.
Afghanistan apprehensions: Terrorism brings Pakistan, China, Russia closer
Asif toured China, Iran and Turkey this week the place he gained unequivocal help for Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts.
Pakistan has been in touch with two veto-wielding powers – China and Russia – who’ve opposed the American coverage of placing undue strain on Pakistan. The 2 key world gamers have assured Islamabad of each potential help in any respect boards. Pakistan would additionally strategy different Western nations, particularly France and the UK, to drive residence its viewpoint.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Sign me up for the newsletter!
The content is the property of the Roznama Urdu and without permission of the publisher will be considered copyright infringement..