WASHINGTON: Pakistan has urged the USA to reinforce its participation in tasks underneath the China Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) to speed up the tempo of financial progress within the area.
In his tackle at a serious US assume tank, Pakistan’s ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry stated his nation’s nearer ties with China usually are not a zero sum recreation for america.
“Pakistan needs to have a broad-based mostly, mutually useful relationship with China and the US on the similar time.” the ambassador stated whereas talking on the World Affairs Council right here on Monday.
He stated CPEC isn’t an unique programme. US corporations like Common Electrical are already offering providers for some energy era tasks beneath the CPEC.
Highlighting the potential of the financial hall for progress within the area, Chaudhry stated Pakistan needs different neighbouring nations together with Afghanistan to profit from the chance.
“Pakistan is shifting ahead in the direction of improvement and one of many key necessities for the event is peace. For this reason the nation needs peaceable Afghanistan,” he stated.
The ambassador additionally burdened that the nation needs peace and good relations with India however it might’t settle for Indian hegemony.
He knowledgeable the viewers that narrative has modified in Islamabad and never solely the federal government but in addition Pakistani nation needs lasting peace.
Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry stated that Pakistan is on the lookout for a broad-based mostly, sustainable and never a transactional relationship with the US. “Pakistan and the US have historic relations spanning over seven many years. Each time Pakistan and the US labored collectively up to now, each the nations benefited and it had yielded constructive outcomes.”
He talked about that fifty,000 Pakistani physicians are working within the US whereas round one million plus Pakistani diaspora is working as a bridge between the 2 nations.
Whereas apprising the viewers concerning the super financial turnaround, he stated the perceptions about Pakistan are lagging behind actuality.
On Pak-India relations, Ambassador Chaudhry stated that India has suspended the dialogue course of which doesn’t serve any objective. Somewhat it additional deteriorates the bilateral relations between the 2 nations. Terrorism is a standard enemy. Each the nations ought to cooperate with one another. Pakistan is prepared for a dialogue with India every time it’s prepared. So far as Kashmir difficulty is worried, Pakistan would proceed to help harmless Kashmiris diplomatically, morally and politically. The newest insurgency in Indian Occupied Kashmir is indigenous. India is utilizing pressure and committing horrendous human rights violations which breeds hatred amongst Kashmiris towards Indian occupation forces. As an example Indian Occupation forces have blinded roughly 1,000 Kashmiris through the use of pellet weapons.
On a query associated to Afghanistan, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry stated that peace in Afghanistan is Pakistan’s highest precedence. A secure, affluent and developed Afghanistan shouldn’t be solely in favour of Pakistan however the whole area. Pakistan needs systematic border administration alongside Pak-Afghan border with a view to verify the cross border motion of miscreants successfully.
Ambassador Chaudhry additional stated that there’s a tendency to place blame on Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan which isn’t truthful. “Afghanistan has a number of issues which aren’t associated to terrorism solely. Pakistan can’t be made a scapegoat,”.
Pakistan firmly believes that a complete strategy is required to seek out an amicable answer of the Afghan drawback. There isn’t any army answer to the Afghanistan problem. A complete political technique is required
Ambassador Chaudhry reiterated Pakistan’s dedication to eliminating terrorism in all its varieties and manifestations. He stated clearly that Pakistan won’t ever permit its soil for use towards another nation and expects that no different nation will permit anybody to function from there towards Pakistan.
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