Pakistan’s Foreign Policy shift from geo strategic to geo economic policies
Pakistan is on a path to become a global economic hub and aims to become a melting pot of competing global economic interests, said SAPM on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr. Moeed Yusuf.
He was chairing the 8th Advisory Board Meeting of the National Security Committee. Dr. Yusuf said that under the economic security model, instead of the conventional geostrategic lens, Pakistan aims to leverage its geo-economic position by partnering with the world. “We are looking for economic partnerships and provide avenues for investment,” he said.
Talking about the regional connectivity, the SAPM said that Pakistan, because of its geo-economic location, has the potential to serve as a regional pivot and become a hub of trade and economic activities. “Pakistan’s vision of connectivity and economic security will bring dividends to the region and the partners,” said Dr. Moeed Yusuf. ------------------------------
He directed the participants to come up with implementable proposals that will set the country on the path to achieving economic security.
Representatives of the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA) of the NDU, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), and Center for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) attended the meeting. Secretary National Security Division, Aamir Hasan, and senior officials of the National Security Division were also present in the meeting.