- Pakistan to formulate own regional strategy over Afghanistan

- Pakistan to formulate own regional strategy over Afghanistan

The Senate has stressed the need for crafting a national policy paper putting forth Pakistan's narrative for US policy makers.

This suggestion has been made in report of the Committee of the Whole unanimously adopted by the House today.

The committee called for a regional diplomatic initiative to coordinate Pakistan's response to US President's Afghan strategy in consultation with friendly countries.

It said that Pakistan should also formulate its own South Asian policy that should be comprehensive as peace cannot be compartmentalized and segmented.

It also emphasized augmenting efforts to peacefully resolve the Kashmir dispute, where Indian Human Rights violations know no bounds. The report said that India cannot be net security provider in the South Asian region given its conflictual relationship with all its neighbors.

The report said that military escalation in Afghanistan will destabilize Pakistan and the region and would have negative consequences for Europe as well.