Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has spelt out what appears to be yet unclear to PM Nawaz Sharif – that Pakistan has become globally isolated! In a telephonic interview to a Pakistani channel, Musharraf admitted that Pakistan has suffered a setback in its ties with the United States and that India is ‘maneuvering’ global opinion with its diplomatic skills. “The ties with US are not the same as they were in my days. There is a lot of anger there against the Pakistan. Our policies are wrong. We need military rule,” he said. “We have become weak globally. India is speaking of Balochistan and trying to maneuvre things and in such a case if you do not counter then Pakistan will lose out,” he has said hitting out at the ruling administration in Pakistan. “The truth is that we have been isolated diplomatically,” he admitted.
The retired Army General’s statement would serve to be a big eye-opener for Pakistan and its government, which has been in the denial mode after India’s surgical strikes across the LoC. Not only has India destroyed several launch pads in PoK, it has also moved strategically to globally isolate Pakistan, to name and shame it, and even convince regional allies to boycott the SAARC Summit. India’s open warning to Pakistan has met with cheers from neighbours and member countries of SAARC, that have called for strong action against terrorism. After India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan were among the many nations who slammed slammed Pakistan and supported India in its bid to counter terrorism.
At the UN too, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called for all nations to isolate nations that harbour and promote terrorism. She accused Pakistan of responding to India’s friendliness by attacking Indian security camps and bases in Pathankot and Uri. She also told Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif that he should “stop dreaming” about Kashmir. “Let me state unequivocally that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and will always remain so,” she had slammed. India’s shift in foreign policy comes after four terrorists attacked an Indian Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri on September 18. While the four terrorists were neutralised, several Indian soldiers were martyred in the attack.