‘Pakistan can work as a bridge between US, China’

The Nation  |  Jan 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister‘s Special Assistant on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf Saturday said that Pakistan was beginning talks with new US administration on new dimensions to further enhance the bilateral ties and collaborate on global challenges of common interest.

“Our concerns about India will also be put forth to newly elected US president but our prime focus will be on the issues of global health, investment in Pakistan and others”, he said while speaking to Radio Pakistan’s current Affair program. He said we are going to adopt a different approach in strengthening Pak-US relations. 

There is a possibility of cooperation for the implementation of climate change agreements, he mentioned.

Pakistan can work as a bridge between the US and China in the evolving global order in the coming years, he hoped.

Pakistan focuses economic security paradigm: Dr Moeed

Broadcaster Larry King passes away at 87 Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr Moeed Yusuf, has said that Pakistan is a country squarely focused on the economic security paradigm while India, in contrast, is pursuing Hindutva ideology with an expansionist agenda.

He said this while addressing a webinar titled “Indian Chronicles: India’s Disinformation Campaign against Pakistan” organised by the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) here yesterday. 

He said that India must stop its subversive activities against Pakistan and resolve the Kashmir issue under the international law to bring peace in the region as there was no scope for peace under the current circumstances.

“In contrast, India was pursuing Hindutva ideology with an expansionist agenda, and had a conflict with every single neighbour, and had broken all international law obligations – the classic example of a rogue state,” he added.

US dollar being sold at Rs161.2 currency rate He stressed that malicious campaign against Pakistan had been going on even before the latest revelations of “Indian Chronicles” which was just the tip of the iceberg.

Talking about Islamabad’s response, he informed the participants that Pakistan had written to the EU Parliament and investigations were already underway. He said that this was a failure of the UN system that allowed such fake NGOs to function, and questioned whether country, like India should even be sitting on the UN Security Council.

“This has been a full-fledged attack on Pakistan short of war,” he remarked. Dr Yusuf said that India must stop its subversive activities against Pakistan and resolve the Kashmir issue under the international law to bring peace in the region as there was no scope for peace under the current circumstances.

Other speakers in the webinar included Ejaz Haider, Executive Editor Indus TV, Ms Ramsha Jahangir, a journalist and research scholar, and Oves Anwar, Director at the Research Society of International Law. According to Ejaz Haider, the nature of warfare had not changed, as it had now become a sum-total of kinetic and non-kinetic actions that could be taken to target an adversary’s socio-political, cultural, economic and military spheres.”

Ali Gul Pir, George Fulton mock Cannoli owners in parody video They opined that India must stop its subversive activities against Pakistan and resolve the Kashmir issue under the international law to bring peace in the region as there was no scope for peace under the current circumstances.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, President CASS Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Kaleem Saadat noted that despite the fact that even after the disclosure of this network by the EU Disinfo lab report, the world is still unmoved. He cautioned that the consequences of these tactics would be an “unstable, insecure and underdeveloped neighbourhood.”

Oves Anwar urged that Pakistan needed to be at the forefront of developing and shaping the narrative against fake news and disinformation campaigns.

Ramsha Jahangir recommended that it was also important to conduct evidence-based research to take this forward, especially from Pakistan in terms of how disinformation was defined and its long-term and deep repercussions. The webinar was moderated by Ms Sitara Noor, Senior Researcher at CASS.

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