Pakistan, Tajikistan relation


M. siddiq Anzar

Pakistan and Tajikistan are important countries located at a sensitive location, geopolitical sensitivity and mineral resources in the region, and close relations in neighbouring countries are a great gift of nature. With great progress in science and technology, Pak-Tajik relations can set an extraordinary milestone for developing countries to achieve ideal development,fulfilment of common interest, and prosperity in the region.
The two countries are located just 16 km (10 mi) apart. The Wakhan Corridor is a narrow region in northeastern Afghanistan, extending into China, separating Tajikistan from Pakistan.
Relations between the two states were established when the Tajik Republic became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Trade and cooperation between the two countries is steadily growing.
Like Pakistan, Tajikistan has always supported Pakistan’s position on international affairs, bilateral relations and long-standing issues facing Pakistan, and this sweetness in Pakistan-Tajik relations is the basic foundation of historical, political, commercial and cultural relations between the two countries. Tajikistan has given importance to its ally, frien, and close relations in contemporary political and cultural relations in Central Asia, Tajikistan has also always supported Pakistan’s efforts in establishing peace in the region.
Mutual respect between the two countries and common interests in the context of peace and development in the region have been of great importance. Moreover, the Pak-Tajik vision in the industrial sector, energy resources, trade, education, defens, and international affairs was also seen with respect.
A network of roads and rail tracks is being set up between China, Pakista, and Tajikistan, which can play an important role in the development of all the countries of the region.
Pakistan sees Tajikistan in the context of its strategic depth policy – this is a positive sum policy from which both countries will benefit – under this policy, Pakistan is economically, politically and defensively different from other countries in the region. Strengthening the relationship. Pakistan wants to work together with Tajikistan and other Islamic countries to promote peace in the whole world – Central Asian countries are rich in natural resources, while Pakistan is facing a crisis in the energy sector – in this context, Central Asian countries A good relationship with Tajikistan, in particular, can help to deal with this crisis in a better way.
In the form of increased land connectivity and other projects, the two countries can benefit from each other in various fields – it is reasonable to understand here that China, Pakistan, or Tajikistan are not leaving the other countries alone and these projects should they wish. can join as these projects are declared open to the entire region
Due to internal challenges, Pakistan is facing an energy crisis despite having abundant hydropower potential – Tajikistan, which is rich in natural resources such as vast mountain ranges, is the third largest producer of hydropower in the world. In such a country, cooperation in the energy sector becomes important – an electricity supply project CASA-1000 (CASA-1000 electricity transmission and trade project) has been decided between the two countries – under this project between Tajikistan and Pakistan. Work has been started on the project of laying a line for the transmission of electricity – this project will provide about 1300 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan – under this project, both countries will also provide technical and economic support to each other in this field – this project has provided many opportunities to the people of both the countries which need to be fully exploited
Tajikistan presented a resolution in the United Nations to celebrate the year 2025 as the year of the glacier, which was fully supported by Pakistan and now the next year 2025 will be celebrated as the year of the glacier.
The Acting Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan, Mr. Saeed Jan is playing an important role in strengthening the relations between the two countries, while the heads of the state of Pakistan, irrespective of the political party, are trying to enhance these relations. be delivered to

The writer is a Chairman APNEC