Pakistan prepares ‘toughest diplomatic policy’ for US

Published: September 18, 2017
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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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  • SuperNeo
    Sep 18, 2017 - 9:46AM

    This tough policy will stand with folded hand’s in white house for free $$$.Recommend

  • Nithin
    Sep 18, 2017 - 10:33AM

    Do you even know what does it mean? Do you think u r rich nation or what? All the gates will be closed including Europe for Pakistan trade and etcRecommend

  • Tyggar
    Sep 18, 2017 - 10:45AM

    Yeah sure, go on, block the route for NATO and break relations with most of the markets for your exportsRecommend

  • Anurag
    Sep 18, 2017 - 11:03AM

    Toughest!
    Seems like an examination paper.
    All this drama will end up with meek submission. Recommend

  • Vectra
    Sep 18, 2017 - 12:14PM

    That toughest?? I don’t think so.It says the last option may include a ban on using Pakistani land for Nato supplies to Afghanistan.

    So in case US will likely starts propping up counter response i,e US troops will be there to fight in Afghanistan but this time the equipments will be India and made in India by US ToT under strict US standards not outright American equipment from US.Recommend

  • Vectra
    Sep 18, 2017 - 12:16PM

    You block NATO supplies to Afghanistan and they will block you entire trade & trade route to US and EU as NATO is full of US and Europeans.Recommend

  • GKA
    Sep 18, 2017 - 12:29PM

    Toughest diplomacy with biggest market and trading partner. !!Recommend

  • Ashraf P
    Sep 18, 2017 - 4:19PM

    How times have changed !
    Pakistan is now asking the US to do more !!
    Thanks China !!!Recommend

  • Sara chaudhry
    Sep 18, 2017 - 5:58PM

    Here come the ‘farigh’ Indians with their irrelevant take on our affairs. Sort of amusing at this point. Express tribune is visited more than TOI by them by the looks of itRecommend

  • Ch. K. A. Nye
    Sep 19, 2017 - 1:07AM

    @GKA:
    Yeah… Don’t think anyone has actually noticed that one. Recommend

  • Fayzan Khan
    Sep 19, 2017 - 7:03AM

    @Nithin:
    I do take your comment with due respect but take my words! No Nuclear Country Bows Nor Compromise They Always Negotiate and Dialouge! for eg. Russia, N.Korea, Iran.Recommend

  • Sunny
    Sep 19, 2017 - 12:16PM

    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.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Dec 14, 2017 - 3:24PM

    I think ET has more Indian readers than Pakistani ones.It needs a moderation policy.Recommend

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