In view of the evolving geopolitical situation in the region, Pakistan may be planning a major shift in its foreign policy. Earlier, Pakistan was heavily dependent on US aid, but now with funds drying up from the United States, Pakistan may be planning to say goodbye to the country. Moreover, Pakistan now has the support of China, so it can afford to make changes to suit the evolving geopolitical situation. America has also been aggressively targeting Pakistan for harboring terrorists, which is another reason why Pakistan would want to break ties with the US. These views were expressed today by Shahbaz Sharif, brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Shahbaz is currently the chief minister of Punjab province in Pakistan.
Shahbaz said that time has come for saying goodbye to the United States. He said that Pakistan can no longer accept to be constantly rebuked, just because it is getting assistance from the United States. He said that Pakistan should politely and gracefully exit the ties with the United States. “The exaggerated comments being made in the national and international discourse regarding US aid to Pakistan are tantamount to rubbing salt into the wounds of Pakistanis suffering from terrorism, poverty and backwardness,” Shahbaz said. Shahbaz said that Pakistan has sacrificed several people to fight terrorism, and yet the country is being constantly reprimanded by the US for harboring terrorists.