Pakistan’s patience would certainly be tested soon as US President announces his Pakistan and Afghanistan policy which is likely to include strict sanctions for Pakistan for supporting Haqqani Network.
In the event of any extreme US sanctions Pakistan would be left with “no option but to seek even deeper and enhanced cooperation” with China and Russia.
China and Pakistan have a historic relationship spanning many decades, but cooperation has seen an unprecedented upward trajectory since Beijing announced the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative a few years ago.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s relationship with Russia has also moved past the bitter Cold War hostilities.
The two countries seem to have buried their past differences and are looking to cement their ties economic, political, and defence ties.
“If the US does not take consider our legitimate concerns and just toe India’s line, then Pakistan will certainly move closer to China and Russia.
Trump is believed to have already reached an agreement on the new strategy after his meeting with top security aides over the weekend.
Although the new plan has not yet been announced, it is likely to seek tough measures against Pakistan to persuade it to break its alleged nexus with certain militant outfits including the Haqqani Network.