ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (DNA): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar
has expressed Pakistan’s determination to establish a collaborative
partnership with the US.
During an interactive session with the Students of University of Harvard
in Islamabad, he said if any nation or society has to remain connected
with the global unfolding particularly in the realm of technology and
research and development, how it could divorce itself from North
Acknowledging the strides made by America in the field of knowledge and
skills over the last two hundred years, he said the rest of the world
needs to benefit and learn from it. He said Pakistan is very positive
towards its relationship with the US and there is a history of it.
He said there are convergences and divergences in this relationship. He
said one area where we are commonality of views is climate change which
is becoming an existential threat to every state.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan sees the US as a big power but at the
same time wants to see it to turn itself into a great power. We want to
partner that journey of greatness along with the US.
Tracing the history of Pak-US relationship, Anwaar ul Haq regretted that
we failed to articulate Pakistan’s contributions towards global peace,
security as well as economic and financial institutions.
When asked about the economic situation, Anwaar ul Haq Kakar said the
caretaker government is trying to contribute in its limited stint to
document the economy and enhance the tax net. He said we will also focus
on investing in human resource. He said Pakistan is gifted with natural
resources. He said these not only include minerals but also its talented
people. He expressed the confidence that Pakistan will come out of the
Responding to a student’s question, the Prime Minister pointed out that
the country has witnessed three successive completion of the
parliament’s terms over the last fifteen years. He said the members of
the parliament have the inherent right to replace a government. He said
we are committed to and understand that the performance and
participatory idea of democracy is needed, and we will encourage it. DNA