AVN 64.96 Decreased By ▼ -1.21 (-1.83%)
BAFL 30.25 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BOP 4.64 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-1.9%)
CNERGY 3.88 Decreased By ▼ -0.13 (-3.24%)
DFML 13.55 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-3.9%)
DGKC 42.20 Decreased By ▼ -1.49 (-3.41%)
EPCL 45.81 Increased By ▲ 1.16 (2.6%)
FCCL 11.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.42 (-3.55%)
FFL 5.17 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (4.02%)
FLYNG 5.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-4.92%)
GGL 10.04 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-3.28%)
HUBC 63.30 Increased By ▲ 1.00 (1.61%)
HUMNL 5.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.71%)
KAPCO 27.83 Increased By ▲ 0.28 (1.02%)
KEL 2.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-3.62%)
LOTCHEM 25.33 Decreased By ▼ -1.27 (-4.77%)
MLCF 21.57 Decreased By ▼ -0.95 (-4.22%)
NETSOL 84.99 Decreased By ▼ -1.21 (-1.4%)
OGDC 86.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.05%)
PAEL 10.92 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-3.11%)
PIBTL 4.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-1.17%)
PPL 78.52 Decreased By ▼ -1.56 (-1.95%)
PRL 13.62 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.29%)
SILK 0.89 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-1.11%)
SNGP 40.86 Decreased By ▼ -0.89 (-2.13%)
TELE 6.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-3.38%)
TPLP 16.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.27 (-1.66%)
TRG 111.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.85 (-0.76%)
UNITY 13.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.36 (-2.51%)
WTL 1.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-5.83%)
BR100 4,026 Decreased By -48.6 (-1.19%)
BR30 14,402 Decreased By -123 (-0.85%)
KSE100 40,451 Decreased By -396 (-0.97%)
KSE30 15,110 Decreased By -101.7 (-0.67%)
Opinion

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Ganging up against China

"So what's up with the G-7?" "Ganging up against China!" "Hmmm, so Biden is doing a Trump!" "Well, he is doing a...
Published June 16, 2021
Follow us

"So what's up with the G-7?"

"Ganging up against China!"

"Hmmm, so Biden is doing a Trump!"

"Well, he is doing a Trump with respect to only one country - China, with the other countries he is doing what he did when he was the Vice President - there is Putin's Russia and he isn't concerned with North Korea..."

"Rightly so, but what about Israel?"

"Biden is pro-Israel from way back when he was a senator; I reckon Biden was taken aback at criticism of the delay in reining in Netanyahu's killing spree from within his own party and that must have come as a surprise - to me that means the US may well have to revisit its pro-Israel policy of measuring one dead Israeli against 200 plus Palestinians - children included..."

"What about Pakistan?"

"Pakistan didn't interest Trump too much though he certainly bonded with The Khan but Pakistan interests Biden and I think this because Biden administration is reportedly trying to get us to do more in Afghanistan after US forces leave and there is talk of a base though our Foreign Minister has denied it and..."

"Does the US have any leverage with us anymore?"

"Hmmm, there is the G-7 infrastructure package to rival One Belt One Road, then there is free corona vaccines which we need as we have inoculated less than one percent of our people though you would not know that from what the Cabinet says and..."

"What about the old leverages - getting an IMF package without us adhering to the conditions, remember we got the US to get us an IMF package during was it the Zardari years? Then there is the matter of the US forces leaving Afghanistan which without an intra-Afghan peace deal would spill into our borders and..."

"So Biden has only retained Trump's China policy - I mean he is back in with Europe too."

"That's right."

"So what's next?"

"Next we see where our chickens will come home to roost..."

"Chicken prices have not come down and..."

"There you go - there is no free meal as they say."

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

Comments

Comments are closed.

PARTLY FACETIOUS: Ganging up against China

PM Shehbaz hopeful of IMF programme revival ‘this month’

Islamabad court sends Fawad Chaudhry to Adiala jail on 14-day judicial remand

By-elections: ECP announces schedule for 33 NA seats vacated by PTI MNAs

PTI challenges Punjab caretaker CM appointment in Supreme Court

Analysts weigh in: rupee’s latest depreciation has wider implications, outcomes

India’s Adani slammed by $48bn stock rout, clouding record share sale

PBC urges authorities to augment IMF programme

Canada names journalist Amira Elghawaby as first anti-Islamophobia advisor

Premature termination of PPA of Hubco power plant recommended

Govt may exempt solar equipment from all taxes