ISLAMABAD: Qamar Zaman Kaira the Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that every country has its own needs and priorities in maintaining good relations with the others country and no country can adopt a uniform approach in this regard on Tuesday.
Some people have developed a habit of checking Pakistan’s relations with other countries on the basis of their relations with India which is a bad tendency and this should come to an end,says the minister talking to PTV.
India is a big country with a big economy and other countries including the United States have their own interests there,he said.
As far the trade and economic ties between India and the US are concerned, Pakistan has no concern whatsoever in this matter, the Minister said adding but it is a different situation when it comes to defence cooperation.
He said that India has a bad experiance of its relations with neighboring countries and enhanced US support to that country in the area of defence would of course disturb the balance of power in the region.
Kaira said this development would have bad impact on regional as well as global peace.Kaira said Pakistan had the knowledge of this phenomenon that behind the scene the US support was already there for India’s quest to have a permanent seat at UN Security Council.
Kaira said that he as well as a number of government officials and Ministers have clarified time and again that the US President wanted to pay an exclusive visit to Pakistan because in his (Obama’s) opinion a stop-over visit of a few hours duration during his current tour would not be fair.
He said the US President has announced to visit Pakistan in the beginning of next year and it is not far off.
He said that not only with the US but Pakistan is also engaged with China to have nuclear energy cooperation to meet its growing energy needs.