PAK US RELATIONS

Posted on May 6 2013 - 12:47pm by Admin

PAK US RELATIONS : UNDER Pakistan People’s Party, S GOVERNMENT

What actually drove both countries apart were their respective approaches to Afghanistan imbroglio, especially in the background of Washington’s declared intent to complete its drawdown by December 2014. Having legitimate interests there and being a next door neighbor that stands to benefit or lose depending upon how situation transpires in the war-torn country, the American efforts to give greater role to India under different pretexts further annoyed Pakistan.

PAK US RELATIONS

PAK US RELATIONS

March 2013 represents the completion of five-year tenure by the present government of Pakistan People’s Party. It is for the first time in the country’s history that a democratically-elected government is close to completion of its tenure, which definitely marks a step forward in the struggle for a strong, representative and mature democracy. In developed democracies, such developments hardly merit any attention given the smooth manner of transfer of power but not so in this country, whose history is marked by game of musical chairs played by the civilian democrats and military rulers.Five years in power is a good enough time for any government to translate its manifesto into concrete policy actions. As the country heads towards next general elections in 2013, the review of the government’s performance in different sectors of governance. Amana Ali Chaudhry will pick up momentum. Both opposition political parties and media will put the governments showing under tight scrutiny for different reasons.

PAK US RELATIONS

PAK US RELATIONS

By identifying the loopholes in the government policies, the political parties will make a case for winning electorates support in an election years. The ruling political Pakistan People’s Party would also like to present some of the main highlights of its stay in office to garner public support in a bid to get re-elected. This is what democracy is all about.This rather long article is restricted to the review and analysis of the government foreign policy during its stay in office. Before we embark on this, it is important to clarify here that democracies are always messy given the nature of the system and a variety of stakeholders. Hence, it is likely that the policies adopted by the government may be driven by principles of political expediency and the need for political survival. It is experiments and again in 2005, it was Bush, a Republican, who signed civilian nuclear deal with India. The India factor is indispensible for the US to cope with the strategic challenges faced by the US in Asia, particularly and in the rest of the world generally.

PAK US RELATIONS : UNDER Pakistan People’s Party, S GOVERNMENT

Experts believe that some of the Obama policies are socialist. Now as far as the policy of the US candidates regarding China is concerned, the two candidates shared mixed views regarding the second biggest with anyone in the world as long as the playing field is level. China’s been cheating over the years, one, by holding down the value of their currency, number two, by stealing our intellectually property, our designs, our patents, our technology.”On the other hand, President Obama wanted to have a cooperative relative the previous tenure of Obama was a mixture of good and bad comments against China.

PAK US RELATIONS

PAK US RELATIONS

During the visit of Chinese President HU jingo in his previous tenure Obama also filed several complaints at the WTO about China which included unfair taxes on the US vehicle imports, and auto parts exports and also on earth metals. Despite of these minor activities there had been no serious controversy under Obama administration. What will be the further of China’s economy and its Pak US relations with the US during the second term of Obama is a big question; In order to curb the power of China, the US wants to strengthen Indian economy. Similarly, as America could not afford confrontation with China so a policy of mixed diplomacy will be carried forward by the Obama administration up till 2016.

PAK US RELATIONS : UNDER Pakistan People’s Party, S GOVERNMENT

Mitt Romney vowed to take a harsh stance against the Chinese economy. He labeled China as a curry manipulator. He also said that Apple gadgets are made in China because of unfair exchange to the US; Obama said that he wanted to have good Pak US relations with China so that they could work to gather. But at the same time he also criticized the policy of currency manipulation by China. On the defense not a mystery. For, there will be no shift in policy and the US will continue her Pak US relations as it is. Since China is capable enough to survive the rough course, to avoid confrontation with China is in the best interest of the US herself.

PAK US RELATIONS

OBAMA

The quintessence of what has been written above is that the new regime of Obama will have more or less the same policies for India and China, the US want to economy. Similarly, as America could not afford confrontation with China so a policy of mixed diplomacy will be carried forward by the Obama administration up till 2016. He also accused President Obama for not giving tough time to China. He is also of the view that China exploits the economies of other nations by theft of intellectual property. He said, “We can compete matter, the US revealed 5.8 billion arms scale package to Taiwan in 2011. Similarly, in this year Obama also announced the creation of trade enforcement unit to search the unfair trading practices in China.

INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan People’s Party to take steps to protect its legitimate interests as their alignment with those of the US increasingly became a non-started as both countries appeared to be headed in different directions. In return for Pakistan’s alleged support to Afghan Taliban, the US moved to pay Islamabad in the same coin by choosing to extend support to Afghan Tehran-e-Taliban Pakistan in one way or the other. Despite being most allied allies, both countries vied for more space and seemed to pursue country policies.Real life action of CIA contractor Raymond Davis in Lahore, which killed three Pakistanis in broad daylight, further accentuated the feelings of anti-Americanism across the length and breadth of Pakistani society further contracting space for the civilian government to go the whole hog with the US.

PAK US RELATIONS

PAK US RELATIONS

The secretive, midnight raid undertaken by the US Navy Seals during the wee hours of May 2 and increased emphasis on use of drones was the proverbial game changer. The Abottabad operation brought both erstwhile allies in to an open and direct confrontation at least at political and diplomatic level. If the raid, which the US. This was the most difficult time in the history of Pakistan-US relations.The opening of Ground Lines of Communication after approval by the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and consensus of civil-military leadership was allowed subject to the US meeting certain benchmarks.The spearheading of the foreign policy by the government US has thrown some pronounced factors into sharp relief. The following is instructive in this regard.

INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan of 2012 so a changed Pakistan where new centers of power have emerged and it is no more possible for the US to lose sight of these realities. By liking the approval of any policy vis-à-vis US to parliamentary validation, the government made parliament relevant through greater ownership of the political decision. The consensus of civil-military leadership on broad contours of national security is a welcome development. The decisions so taken enjoy national.

PAK US RELATIONS

GOVERNMENT

The consensus of civil-military leaderships on broad contours of national security is a welcome development. The decisions so taken enjoy national consensus allowing greater space for the political government within which to hold talks. Appeared to have been copied from any Hollywood thriller, opened can of worms between the us and Pakistan, it also left deep impact on the people of Pakistan as well as its state institutions.

PAK US RELATIONS

PAKISTAN

The rest is history.Thus, a relationship, which was already tethering on the brink of collapse, was delta a severe blow when  the Nate gunship helicopters bombed a Pakistan military check post (Shalala) martyring all 24 Pakistan soldiers. The action created anger and anguish across Pakistan and the government had to order blocking of all Nat supply lines passing through Pakistan territory.The government did well to convene an All Parties Conference to Work out a national response against the said raid.

INTERNATIONAL

At the same time, the Pakistan People’s Party administration tasked Parliamentary Committee on National Security to revisit the entire gambit of Pakistan relations with the US and submit its recommendations in accord with the national imperatives.

CHINA

CHINA

Till any such recommendations were duly approved by parliament, all strategic, military and intelligence cooperation was halted with consensus allowing greater space for the political government within which Pak US Relations to hold talks.

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