The amount of interest shown by former American President George W. Bush and the display of making India their strategic partner, it’s demand was such that the new Government should have taken practical steps in this regard and taken it to the final destination, but the Obama Government did not show the same enthusiasm and interest, rather some other things came in its priority. Rather those people who had good notions in this matter got disheartened by the new American Government. Some of the policies of the new American Government seemed to have an anti-Indian face specially in matters of terrorism and Pakistan. This point has been raised time and again by them that in spite of Pakistan’s record in front of the whole world it is being showered with aids. The American agencies know that it has used the American aid in a wrong way and it is being presented with proofs. In spite of all this America never paid any attention to it and now a new issue has come up on the occasion of G8 Summit. The issue is that in the matter of nuclear energy the G8 have passed a resolution and have made co operation and partnership conditional with NPT. Different sectors of the country have tried to bring to notice the Government’s attention to this matter and the opposition also raised this issue in the Parliament. An explanation has been demanded by the Government but the Government ignored this doubt by saying that it has no relation with the India-America pact, even though a strong ground is present for this doubt because this resolution is passed by America’s consent and it has no place for exception. That means if America wants then it can even use it and the India-America pact in itself has room for it. America has a right to reconsider it’s decision. Government should not underestimate this concern and therefore it is not right to ignore it.
19/07/09 Editorial, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Asma Anjum Siddiqui