This diagnosis of FM Bhutto is not incorrect, however it is important to add some caveats to this considering the complexities in play. During his speech, FM Bhutto particularly identified India and the US as countries with which Pakistan’s relations have been problematic. This of course has meant the incoming government and new staff at the foreign office has had to conduct a reparation drive to mend relationships and give assurances to key allies. FM Bhutto is right in pointing out that it is time to pivot towards economic diplomacy and that Pakistan gains nothing by remaining disengaged with India. South Asia remains one of the least connected regions in the world pursuing economic connectivity is the need of the hour.
Source: The Nation June 18, 2022 08:17 UTC