‘Neutral stance in Gulf conflict’, IPS forum

‘Neutral stance in Gulf conflict’, IPS forum
Islamabad (NA Report)
With tensions between the US and Iran intensifying again amid war drums beating in the Gulf region, Islamabad has been advised to remain neutral to the conflict and avoid jumping into the middle of ‘someone else’s war’. A debate for nothing is taking place the informed diplomatic circles believe, asking, “how in a Region, Pakistan can stand neutral. And if at all it is true then who would support Pakistan in various issues, Kashmir or Afghanistan etc.”
This was advised during a brainstorming session at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). Foreign policy experts including IPS Executive President Khalid Rahman, Ambassador (retired) Tajammul Altaf, Air Commodore (retired) Khalid Iqbal and Maritime Study Forum (MSF) President Dr Syed Mohammed Anwar among other analysts and researchers.
They noted that despite having brotherly ties with Iran since its independence, Pakistan has not been able to progress its trade relations with its western neighbour. A prime example is the stalled Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project.
They noted that despite having brotherly ties with Iran since its independence, Pakistan has not been able to progress its trade relations with its western neighbour. A prime example is the stalled Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project.

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