U.S- Pakistan Foreign Policy during Musharraf’s Era

Suwaibah Qadri, Muhammad Ahmed Qadri


This article is about Pakistan’s foreign policy with United States of America specifically during Musharraf era. The article studies that since its independence, Pakistan has faced advantageous and disadvantageous situations that yield to periodic ups and downs in the association with USA. However, Retired General Pervez Musharraf’s era have important and significant insights that hold special value in the history of Pakistan’s foreign policy. The tragic incident of 9/11 placed Pakistan initially, in a very favorable position where U.S and Pakistan shook their hands for the long term mutual benefits. Pakistan was expected to play their role on war against terrorism and in return U.S aid will provide development in social and economic sectors in Pakistan. Since 9/11, both states witnessed an era of close ties with shared interests. Conclusively, President Musharraf realized that he has been struck in a complex situation between Taliban and US along with national and international criticism, possible threat from India and country’s future at stake. The article studies the details of this era and tries to rationalize President’s hidden motives.

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