PAK intelligence documents leaked: Minister was against sacrificing relations with China for US, warned PM Sharif

Pankaj Prasad
Hina Rabbani Khan
Hina Rabbani Khan

A few days ago, several confidential documents of the US Defense Ministry went viral on social media.

A few days ago, several confidential documents of the US Defense Ministry went viral on social media. At the same time, the name of a minister of Pakistan has also been included in these leaked documents. According to information, Pakistan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khan had warned her country against walking in two boats. He had said that his country cannot remain a middle ground between China and America. If Pakistan bows down to America, it will have to give up huge advantages it gets from China.

Pakistan should avoid pleasing the West

According to the report, in an internal memo in March, Hina Rabbani Khar said these things. The title of this memo was 'Pakistan's Difficult Choice'. In the memo, he said that Pakistan should avoid pleasing the West. If Pakistan continues to partner with the US, it will have to sacrifice its original strategic partnership with China. Pakistan can no longer be the middle ground.

How did America get the intelligence memo?

Significantly, audio leaks of big leaders of Pakistan have happened earlier also, but how the intelligence memo of Hina Rabbani Khar was leaked and how it reached America, its information has not been found yet. Now questions are being raised that how deep are the roots of America inside the Pakistani regime that it can easily get the country's most confidential and sensitive information.

America can also listen to the words of the Prime Minister

However, this is not the first time that America has revealed the words of a minister. Earlier, in another document dated February 17, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's discussion was mentioned, in which he was talking about voting in the UN on the Ukraine conflict. In this, he says that if he does not support the resolution condemning Russia, then how will he get pressure from the West.

The intelligence document said that Shehbaz Sharif's aide advised that if he denounced, it would signal a change in Pakistan's position. Because Pakistan had never participated in a similar proposal earlier. The ally had further said that Pakistan has the ability to negotiate trade and energy deals with Russia and if it is supported, the relationship will be at risk. On February 23, when the vote was held in the UN, Pakistan was also among the 32 countries that did not participate in it.

Other countries did not comment

Pakistani officials named in the leaked documents as well as officials from other countries declined to comment. The story comes at a time when Washington has already confirmed that it has no objection to Pakistan's decision to import oil from Moscow. US State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said during a weekly briefing that each country will make its own sovereign decisions regarding its energy supply.