‘Pakistan has never presented counter demands to US’


Pakistan has never presented counter demands in front of the US in response to Washington’s ‘Do More’ demand, analyst Mowahid Hussain said on Thursday. He was addressing a seminar titled, “Pak-US Relations: Key Challenges” in the Seminar Hall of Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Punjab University (PU). Mowahid said that there were UN resolutions in this regard but Pakistan could not get them implemented due to its own illegibility. He said that the US did not want to help Pakistan in the Kashmir issue and Islamabad should ask Washington to solve the Palestinian issue as well. The analyst said that there was a law of ‘might is right’ and everyone has to fight for its respect.
He said that the dream of occupying Palestine was the route cause of terrorism. Mowahid said that Israel considers Pakistan as an enemy and has a bad eye on Islamabad’s nuclear programme. The analyst said that 57 Islamic countries had a lot of resources but did not have a single permanent seat in the UNSC. He said that all Muslims should recommend Indonesia as a permanent member of the UNSC. Turkey banned hijab for getting membership of the EU but western countries did not want Turkey in the EU at any cost.
Punjab University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran said that expulsion of the US from the region is possible and Pakistan, Iran and Turkey will have to cooperate with Russia and China. The PU VC said that terrorism began as soon as communism collapsed. He said that some influential and rich families controlled the US Congress, media and other institutions and had a plan of “one world government”. “These people neither let publish any book against them nor the media releases any news against them,” he added. Brigadier (r) Syed Ghazanfar Ali said that Pakistan’s policymakers needed to chart out a long-term policy towards the US keeping in view the evolving regional security environment and US strategic goals. He said that peace between Pakistan and the US was a strategic imperative element of our overall US policy.