MULTAN: Speakers at a seminar on Pak-US relations organised at Government Post Graduate College Civil Lines, Multan said on Friday Pakistan has taken the best stance with United States of America in the last 70 years.
The seminar was organised by Career Counseling Centre Government Post Graduate College Civil Lines, Multan under the patronage of Community College Programme.
Speaking on the occasion, former speaker National Assembly Syed Fakhar Imam said for the first time in history, Pakistan has responded wisely to the USA’s ‘illegitimate demands and accusations’. “Pakistan will not compromise over its integrity and sovereignty this time. This is the best stance of democracy and military establishment in the last 70 years,” he added.
Imam said the US has not obliged Pakistan by giving loans, in fact Pakistan has benefited the country more than it has benefited to Pakistan. “Pakistan has always helped the USA whether it was its relations with China, Cold War, Afghan war, problem of Afghan refugees, intelligence sharing with CIA or stability in the region.”
He said Pakistan has given a befitting rebuttal to the Trump administration this time.
Government Post Graduate College Civil Lines, Multan Principal Baqar Jafri said the nation should avoid being sentimental over the Pak-US recent state of affairs. He advised the participants to study Pak-US relations in historical perspective and analyse the sacrifices made by Pakistan in this regard. He also asked the students to visit public libraries to gain in-depth knowledge of Pak-US relations.
“Only in-depth historical knowledge will enable you to defend Pakistan on international forums,” he added. He said students must share their views on all social media platforms and communicate to the world that Pakistan could not be snubbed by any world power.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2018.
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