Pakistan hints at new but correct direction in foreign policy

Pakistan hints at new but correct direction in foreign policy

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan has to determine a new but correct direction in the backdrop of emerging alliances.    

He was briefing newsmen about deliberations of three-day conference of Pakistani envoys in Islamabad on Thursday.    

The minister said a new foreign policy narrative has been evolved and this would be finalized after input by the National Security Committee and the Parliament.      

He said the new narrative is aimed at bridging the gap in the perception of Pakistan and some members of the international community on the issue of fighting terrorism.      

Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan is the only country winning the war against terrorism. He said today Karachi, Waziristan, Khyber and Bajaur are peaceful and the situation is constantly improving.

The Minister said the envoys had in depth discussions on the new policy of the United States for South Asia and Pakistan's relations with neighboring countries especially India.      

He said Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States briefed the participants on the US policy, which helped crystallize many issues.  Similarly, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India also briefed the conference about Pakistan-India relations.