Pakistan prepares ‘toughest diplomatic policy’ for US

Last option may include ban on using Pakistani soil for Nato supplies to Afghanistan


Amir Khan September 18, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Pakistan has decided to adopt toughest diplomatic policy with the US, if any sanctions are imposed on it or its ally status is lowered.

In this regard, the federal government has prepared a three-option ‘toughest diplomatic policy’.

According to federal sources on Sunday, the policy includes gradually limiting diplomatic relations with the US, reducing mutual cooperation on terrorism-related issues and non-cooperation in US strategy for Afghanistan.

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The last option may include a ban on using Pakistani land for Nato supplies to Afghanistan.

However, the policy will be implemented in view of the Trump’s diplomatic policy for Pakistan and with the approval of the National Security Committee.

US Ambassador David Hale has met Pakistani authorities recently amid Pakistan mulling its options in the wake of antagonistic actions by the world power.

He has been told that Pakistan’s reservation can be removed only when Trump administration contacts federation informally and holds dialogue. However, according to sources, Pakistan will continue its actions under the Afghan reconciliation process policy. It will also maintain its policy of trying to solve issues with US through dialogue.

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Pakistani | 3 years ago | Reply I think ET has more Indian readers than Pakistani ones.It needs a moderation policy.
Sunny | 3 years ago | Reply It's high time for Pakistan policy makers to listen to 90% people of Pakistan. Acoording to Gallup surveys 90% people of Pakistan hate US and want no relations with US.
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