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Our periodic discovery of Pak-US ‘honeymoons’

Khaled Ahmed writes in : Friday Time, Review

Our periodic discovery of Pak-US ‘honeymoons’

Khaled Ahmed’s A n a l y s i s

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http://www.thefridaytimes.com/page8.shtml

“When Pakistan’s prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan visited the United States in 1950 his speech-writer Ahmad Shah ‘Patras’ Bokhari got him to say the following words against the off-putting American no-friends-no-foes principle in foreign policy: ‘A statesman, well known in history, speaking of his own country, once said that it had no eternal friends and no eternal enemies but that it had eternal national interests. Personally I believe that is too cynical a view to take of the foreign relations of any country, unless the word “interests” is interpreted very widely. But perhaps for some people it is a good starting point for the study of foreign relations’….”