Issue Brief on “Pakistan’s Policy Emphasis on Geo-economics”

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By virtue of its geographical location, Pakistan holds geostrategic significance on the world map. The country possesses direct access to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. It is the shortest route to the Indian Ocean for land-locked countries in Central Asia. Pakistan offers pivotal geo-economic location, regional connectivity, a huge consumer market with an expanding middle class, and a large segment of skilled, vibrant, and youthful population to its valued investors.[1]

To take full advantage of its position, Pakistan aims to shift its focus from geo-politics to geo-economics based on enhancing connectivity and paving the path for all-encompassing development. The reflection of the envisioned economic policy of inclusive growth and development can be witnessed in Pakistan’s civil, military leadership’s initiatives. The policy makers in Islamabad have realised that to take maximum benefit from its shift policy it must take advantage from the relationships it has cultivated with other nations throughout its diplomatic history, and even further expand on them.[2]

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