Pakistani PM commends India’s ‘independent foreign policy’ — Analysis
No country will be “respected” unless it “stands on its own two feet,” Imran Khan said
Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has praised India as a regional competitor for keeping an eye on the country. “independent foreign policy”Under pressure from the US and allies, Russia is forced to take a more harsh stance.
Following Washington’s accusation, Friday was a day of speaking “interference” in Pakistan’s internal affairs, Khan went on to praise New Delhi’s unwillingness to go along with a barrage of sanctions and economic restrictions against Moscow.
“They protect their independent foreign policy which is centered on its people,”According to local media, he stated the following:
Without standing on its own feet, no country can be respected.
Facing a no-confidence vote on Sunday after losing his parliamentary majority following multiple defections from his party, Khan’s remark was quickly denounced by political opponents, with the leader of the opposition National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, blasting him for talking up the policy approach of Pakistan’s top adversary.
“His recurring praise for [Indian Prime Minister] Narendra Modi’s foreign policy is an insult to the sacrifices of valiant Kashmiris braving Hindutva,”He tweetedThe term refers to both a Muslim-majority Indian population and an expression of Hindu nationalism. “Among other things, the damage done to our foreign policy is incalculable,”Sharif was added.
Khan quickly retorted, stating that his rivals believed his. “statements will anger America”That and more “Pakistan cannot survive without its support.”
“They [the United States] order us. They say that if the no-confidence motion does not become successful, there will be consequences for Pakistan,” the PM went on, arguing that his administration will not join the “bloc politics to achieve the same objectives”Russia.
A statement by the Pakistani leader had previously been made. “foreign country”He was trying to impeach him and driving the no confidence vote. “America,”It was apparently an accident that occurred during a Thursday televised address. The government also summoned the acting US envoy in Islamabad over the alleged political meddling on Friday, which it denounced as “blatant interference.”
Khan previously praised India’s “independent”Policy in March that stated his country would not, just like New Delhi. “bow”Due to Western pressure, the West forced India to participate in the Russian sanctions. Despite international pressure and criticism for staying neutral, India adopted a pragmatic approach and continued purchasing Russian oil, even at a discount, to ensure the country’s own energy security.
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