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Saudi Influence on Pakistan's Policy Choices: Causes and Effects

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The long standing friendly ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have been demanding. Pakistan's state sovereignty has been under deficit while during its engagements with Riyadh, as Riyadh provided lucrative incentive to Pakistan, thus respective dependence demanded Pakistan for modelling its diplomatic engagements as per former's inclinations and bringing state sovereignty under threat, thus bringing challenges for Pakistan too. This particular research tends to analyze the Saudi interests in Pakistan and also how Saudi Arabia has managed to win Pakistan in a way where it can influence Islamabad's policy choices. The article would assess and analyze the challenges that Pakistan faces in the backdrop of Saudi influenced policy choices along with the recommendation how Pakistan can trespass this dependence on Kingdom and its subsequent challenges.


1-Fariha Ahmad Hashmi
Department of International Relations, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Brotherly, Friendship, Riyadh, Interests, Wahabism, Economic Assistance, Diplomatic, IMA, Dependencies, Influence, Summit

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IV - I

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Published: 06 2021

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