Pakistan's first national security policy: ready to establish peace and trade with India, but kept this condition

Pankaj Prasad
Pankaj Prasad 12/01/2022 20:04 IST
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We do not want enmity with India for the next 100 years, an official said on condition of anonymity.

According to a media report, Pakistan is ready to establish peace with its immediate neighbors including India as part of its first national security policy. It said that the doors of Pakistan are open for trade with New Delhi even without the resolution of the Kashmir issue, provided there is progress in bilateral talks. The National Security Policy, approved separately by the National Security Committee and the Cabinet last month, is to be formally unveiled by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday.

Referring to peace and economic diplomacy with close neighbors

The Express Tribune newspaper said on Tuesday that in the new national security policy, peace and economic diplomacy with close neighbors will be the central theme of Pakistan's foreign policy. The five-year policy document covering the period between 2022-26, prepared by the Government of Pakistan as the country's first-of-its-kind strategy paper, lays out the national security vision and guidelines for the achievement of its goals. Is.

The 100-page document will be kept secret, the paper quoted the official as saying that the 100-page document will be kept secret without a final solution to the long-standing Kashmir dispute for trade and business relations with India. The door will be left open, provided that talks progress between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. We do not want enmity with India for the next 100 years, the official said on condition of anonymity. The new policy seeks peace with immediate neighbours.

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The official said that if talks and progress take place, there will be a possibility of normalizing trade and commercial ties with India as was the case earlier. Relations between India and Pakistan had soured after the 2016 attack on the Pathankot Air Force Base by terrorists from Pakistan. The attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri further worsened the relationship.

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