Pakistan army chief seeks closer ties with US — Analysis

General Qamar Javed Bjwa (the influential head of the Pakistani Army) stated that Pakistan has an “influential army”. “excellent”Relationship with the United States and would like to grow it without compromising similar strategic ties with China.

“We have a history of long and excellent strategic relationship with the US, which remains our largest export market,”At a Security Forum in Islamabad, General Bajwa spoke Saturday. “Pakistan enjoys a close strategic relationship with China demonstrated by our commitment towards Pakistan-China Economic Corridor.”

“We seek to broaden and expand our ties with both the countries without impacting our relationship with the other,”He stated.

In his speech, the general notably departed from the embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan’s position of neutrality over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Recognizing “legitimate security concerns of Russia,”He insisted that Moscow be the best. “aggression against a smaller country cannot be condoned.”

“Pakistan has consistently called for an immediate ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. We support immediate dialogue between all sides to find a lasting solution to the conflict,”He stated. 

Pakistan summons US envoy over ‘meddling’

Following multiple party defections, PM Khan was facing a no confidence vote after losing his parliamentary majority. He repeatedly stated in recent weeks that there would be no doubt. “foreign-backed conspiracy”He was the one behind the decision to expel him. “our people are being used.” The PM suggested it was his refusal to join the US and NATO in condemning Russia’s military operation in Ukraine that had triggered the conspiracy.

Adding credibility to his claim, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry revealed on Friday that the country’s security agencies had reported a plot to assassinate Khan, the second such claim this week. PTI leader Faisal Vawda had earlier claimed Khan’s refusal to “sell the country”He was the one behind his attempt to kill him.

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Pakistan has a long history of coups and has been under military rule for nearly half of the nation’s existence, with none of the Pakistani PMs ever completing their full term. Khan is unlikely to survive a no confidence vote, given that his parliament supporters are far outnumbered.

Khan asked his supporters for help on the eve before the election. “peacefully protest”The alleged “international conspiracy hatched by the US.”Khan, Shehbaz Shariff, leader of opposition in National Assembly and slated for becoming the next PM, retorted. “trying to divide the nation and pushing the country towards a civil war.”

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