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GCC-Pakistan relations: An upward trajectory

  • Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are linked by geographical proximity, spiritual and cultural ties, manpower and commercial exchanges and common security interests. GCC represents the collective will of the member states for co-operation leading to economic integration ...
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A special visit

  • Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have over the decades, developed a multifarious co-operation that demands regular consultation. To begin with, these ties were based on an age old spiritual bond. As both nations were located in sensitive geo-strategic areas, their perpetual search for security was a n...
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Pakistan and the Gaza war 

  • The recent asymmetrical ‘war’ in Gaza touched emotional and spiritual chords in Pakistan, for obvious reasons. There was an outpouring of sympathy for the hapless but brave people of Gaza.  Pakistan’s government and opposition parties were all on one page in vociferously condemning the s...
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PM Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia could revolve around these important discussions

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia proceeds at a crucial time, in the middle of a fast evolving global and regional strategic environment. The power dynamics of the world are shifting. The US is pulling out of Afghanistan and its major priority now is the containme...
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Pakistan and GCC ties hold a future worth looking forward to

  • We live in a fast evolving world. Realpolitik and geo-economics are realities replacing the ideological considerations of yester years. Conventional wars are being replaced by the hybrid version. But neighborhood and geographic proximity are permanent features that can always yield dividends fo...
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OIC and Kashmir

  • Pakistan is a founding member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and attaches high importance to this international forum. In a world where commercial advantages and realpolitik trump ideological issues and just political positions, the organization has, since its inception, provi...
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Pakistan and the West Bank annexation

  • The Muslims of South Asia have long empathized with pan Islamic causes and Palestine attracted the attention of Pakistan’s founding fathers even before the creation of the country in 1947. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and acclaimed poet Mohammad Iqbal, who conceived the idea o...
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Pak-Saudi cultural co-operation; the road to harmony

  • Pakistan’s Minister for Information, Shibli Faraz, recently said the ministries of information of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan would soon revamp a joint working group to encourage projects of Muslim history, heritage and culture. Both countries signed a cultural agreement in 1992 wh...
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Pakistan and the United Nations: a historic relationship

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Pakistan is an important event. Having joined the world body in September 1947, Pakistan attaches great importance to international co-operation through this organization. The country fully adheres to its pristine principles of promoting peace and...
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Pakistan’s unflinching solidarity with Kashmir

  • The Kashmir question represents the unfinished agenda of the partition of the South Asian sub-continent in 1947. The rulers of princely states were allowed by the British to take the decision of acceding to India or Pakistan, keeping in view the wishes of their citizens. But Maharaja Hari Sing...
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