Pakistan is located in South
Asia with coastline border of Arabian sea and Gulf of Oman having Afghanistan,
Iran, china and India as neighbors emerged on 14th of august 1947. Strategically
Pakistan is located at an ideal position. Serving as a transit route to the
Asian countries it can earn billions of dollars just as a transit fee.
Gaining the independence on same day India and Pakistan both have had issues
regarding distribution of resources and unjust partition of which the Kashmir
remained the basic bone of contention. They are considered as deadly rivals and
had fought three battles on Kashmir issue and sometimes regarded as time bomb.
Apart from fighting with each other they can also trade, as they are closely
linked one another through roads, increase the trade can reduce the
confrontation between both countries. India has the largest consumer market in
the world,in this way pakistan could also be benefited by exporting products to
Iran, an Islamic country. It was the first country which recognized Pakistan
after recognizing Pakistan both the countries enjoyed good terms in the
beginning but after that the situation takes a turn and sanctions were imposed
on Iran. As Pakistan joins American block it had cut its ties with Iran and
trade became equal to none.
Now Pakistan has gradually coming out of the umbrella of US and they can again
start trade through barter system Pakistan would import crude oil from Iran and
Iran would import wheat crops and beans in return.
On the west of Pakistan the country is known as “graveyard of empires”,
Afghanistan. From the beginning the relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan
remained on roller coaster. The main issue between Pakistan and Afghanistan is
the Durand line issue which was also called as hundred years’ peace treaty. now
a day’s main issue is the terrorism between both countries. Afghanistan
officials blame Pakistan for providing patronage to the terrorists and Pakistan
calls Afghanistan as safe haven for militants. As Afghanistan is a landlocked
country, Pakistan could also provide her the trade route so that they can trade
to transport goods to the whole world.
China, world 2nd largest economy. And the rising super power. They have also the
largest consumer market in the world while sit is not an Islamic country, though
it has good terms with Pakistan. Pakistan was amongst the first countries to end
relation with republic of china and start new relation with peoples republic of
china. the relation between both the countries stared in 1950s. from the
beginning they had signed many agreements regarding energy roads etc. but the
recent one is CPEC, which is considered to be the world largest corridor.
China has become the 2nd largest economic partner of Pakistan the bilateral
trade l between Pakistan and china has reached at 18 billion us dollars. The
largest investment of china in Pakistan is in progress which is called CPEC.
China had also assisted Pakistan in defense affairs they had helped Pakistan in
building of heavy industrial complex and aero nautical complex in kamra. they
both have constructed a JF-17 thunder with mutual assistance which is the one of
the greatest military self-produced asset of Pakistan.
In the connection of above context, it seems that the detreated relation is due
to the failure of our foreign policy. current situation was that we didn’t have
foreign minister for four years, we were like a blind frog. For the betterment
in relation we must pay heed to control the religious extremism, terrorism and
would have to refrain our foreign policy. Without good relation with neighbor we
could not survive. If our border would be secured we can pay all our attention
to the development and betterment of our country.