In Pakistan, foreign policy is considered as the best tool of foreign aid. The nations that always wait for the aid can never be sovereign and stable
Why Pakistan isn’t making its foreign policy sound because they have not any appropriate ‘Think Tank’ to construct the policy in accordance with the time and need. Pakistan has a deficit of credible people at top management. No doubt, talent is existed, but there is no respect of talent in our country. Retired bureaucrats, generals, and judges have been allotted to construct such policies and I believe that if those old and retired people would be enough competent and loyal, Pakistan wouldn’t havesuch socio-political and economic miseries. So, government must consult to the universities having the degree programs of International Relations to conduct the real time researches to make the stable, effective and result oriented foreign policies.The universities of International Affairs and International Relations must be given the opportunities through their intellectual diversity and multiplicity, develop ties to the nonacademic world and promote the research in the area of foreign policy to bring reforms for the betterment of Pakistan in changing global environment. It is unfortunate that in Pakistan, still the diplomacy is conducted through fear, threats, pressure, ultimatums, and resolute reluctance for the durable outcome but in the global world it has become obsolete.
Pakistan has been facing the diplomatic pressure from the West and China to dismantle anti-Indian militant groups. But India has a clear Policy to defeat Pakistan at every forum. Due to the weak and poor foreign policy, Pakistan is considered as terrorist state and it lying on the grey list by FATF. Pakistan has been facing defeat at Kashmir dispute; it has not good relations with neighbors like Afghanistan, India, and Iran just because of weak foreign policy. Pakistan’s diplomacy towards Middle East is questionable. There is no clear direction towards the relationship with Saudia, Yemen, Iran, and Syria etc. Pakistani passport has lost its value just because of its bad foreign policy. Our exports are very less just because of the loopholes existed in foreign policy. Multinationals corporations have least interest to operate in Pakistan so FDI is also an issue. This is just because of the pitiable foreign policy. Pakistan isn’t in the position to get the looted money back to Pakistan. Bilateral trade and investments are never the priorities of Pakistan’s foreign policy. CPEC has become controversial. Water crisis is a challenge that can harm more than terrorism. All such issues existed due to bad foreign policy but still Pakistan is not concentrating on the practical, pragmatic and national interest based foreign policy.
The role of state in development and promotional strategies is the main theme of political and economic work. It is mandatory to consider that while making analysis of foreign policy and its function in the promotion of development, the foreign policy must be divided into two major segments namely economy and politics. Further, these two can be divided into lines of actions particularly related to enhance Pakistan’s economic growth. The foreign policy must be included the trade promotion, investment policy, financial, economic and commercial bargains and negotiations. As for as the political area is concerned, the lines of actions must be focused on resource exploration, international projection, and international cooperation. Turkish and Brazilian’s foreign policy can be the bench mark in Pakistan to reconstruct our foreign policy in the right direction. Turkish and Brazil’s foreign policy model were their tools to promote the economic development. The both countries have the different circumstances, but their international actions were common. Their major focus was the expansion of national business activities and multilateral trade. They have found new untraditional regions of actions, new opportunities globally for economic and political gains. Ultimately both the countries found to seek the maximum Foreign Direct investment that expanded their domestic economic activities.
In Pakistan, foreign policy is considered as the best tool of foreign aid. The nations that always wait for the aid can never be sovereign and stable. Pakistan can adopt their model of foreign policy to nourish its economic and political development.
The writer is a PhD scholar in media and crime; a CSS coach and an author of different books on international relations
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