Pay heed to Pak-Iran relations

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The government’s decision to allow its ex-army chief to become Commander-in-Chief of Saudi-led military alliance is a matter of concern in regard to Pakistan’s relations with Iran.

The government has been denying the rumours of Pakistan’s involvement in the military alliance against a particular country but the appointment of the retired General Raheel Sharif as chief of the military alliance has cleared Pakistan’s position.

Undeniably, it will harm our relations with Iran, the first country to recognise Pakistan as an independent state.

The government should review its foreign policies and avoid engaging Pakistan in sectarian wars.

No doubt, Pakistan has made many contributions in war against terrorism and will continue to in the future as well but good relations with neighbouring countries are indispensable for the sake of Pakistan’s peace and prosperity.

 

HIRA MEHMOOD

Karachi