KARACHI: Former Senator and Federal Minister Javed Jabbar said on Thursday that Indian army has enormous influence on the Indian foreign policy which results in the stalemate between the both countries on many issues particularly the disputed Kashmir issue which has been transferred to its third generation and could not be resolved yet.
He was speaking at lecture program on Internal Dynamics of Foreign Policy organized by Lecture Series Faculty of Social Sciences University of Karachi held on Thursday at its premises.
Javed Jabbar said Civil Military partnership in foreign policy making in the current government is highly commendable and its implications are positive on Pakistan’s foreign policy. He said Pakistan produced tremendous diplomats after its inception which led to many positive developments in the global front. Pakistan played a pivotal and leading role in bringing out China from isolation and get in touch with the west and global power especially with United States in 1971 which was indeed a tremendous part of Pakistan’s foreign policy in which President Ayub Khan’s role was very vital, he added.
He said Afghan war and then 9/11 created several negative impacts on Pakistani society and enormous shifts in Pakistan’s foreign policy paradigm.
He further added that British medical sector will be dysfunctional in the absence of Pakistani doctors and medical experts which proves that our nation has the potential of producing great minds with enormous abilities.
Emergence of Benazir Bhutto as the first Islamic World’s Prime Minister was a positive and historic transition but then in the era of 1990’s political governments faced instability, got dissolved without completing their terms and finally military again came to power.
Dr. Moonis Ahmar in his concluding remarks said that sound and strengthen economy plays a pivotal role in foreign policy making. Use of religion for political purposes creates negative impacts on foreign policy making process. He thanked all guests in the end of the program.