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Javed Hafeez

• Javed Hafeez is a former Pakistani diplomat with much experience of the Middle East. He writes weekly columns in Pakistani and Gulf newspapers and appears regularly on satellite TV channels as a defense and political analyst.
Twitter: @hafiz_javed

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Pak-Oman defence co-operation

Pakistan and Oman have recently signed a memorandum of understanding about bilateral defence co-operation. The sultanate of Oman and Pakistan are maritime neighbors. As the crow flies, Muscat the capital of the Sultanate, is 202 nautical miles from Gwadar.

October 24, 2020

For Pakistan, the growing importance of economic diplomacy

Pakistan’s foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, said the other day that economic security was sine qua non for having an independent foreign policy.
“In countries that are drowned in debt, an independent foreign policy cannot be a reality,” he said.

October 17, 2020