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    Why is Pakistan interested in joining the SHANGHAI FIVE group ?

    Pakistan has made a formal bid to join the Shanghai Five security forum comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, Jane's Defence Weekly reported in its latest issue today.

    Islamabad had submitted its application to the group's current chair Tajikistan, which was pending, the weekly said.

    The Shanghai Five was launched in 1996 and its initial agenda, centred on border-related confidence-building measures, was expanded at the 1999 Bishkek Summit to cover a wider range of security-related and economic issues.

    The broadened agenda includes developing cooperative measures to address issues such as international terrorism, drug trafficking and arms smuggling.

    Head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt-Gen Mahmud Ahmed, had even sought China's support for inclusion in the forum during his visit in November but the initial response was reportedly non-committal, the weekly said.

    Beijing has been pressuring Pakistan, its long-time ally, to rein in Afghanistan's Taliban movement. The movement's "expansionist" agenda is viewed as a threat beyond Afghanistan's border, including China's Xinjiang region.




    #2
    to apko kia TaQLeeF hai!
    mirchein lug rahi hein kia?
    jao thunda pani peeo aur choosni chooso apni!


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    Whatever limits us we call fate!
    Whatever we can't change we call destiny!

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      #3
      Well maybe because our interests our centered towards this region i.e. Central Asia? And why is an Indian troubled by this prospect? Is it beacuse India would never even be considered for this forum becsue of China's power?

      After all China successfully muscled out India from the ASEAN+3 grouping some months ago.

      P.S Well said Dervaish!

      [This message has been edited by Malik73 (edited January 04, 2001).]

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        #4
        "After all China successfully muscled out India from the ASEAN+3 grouping some months ago."

        Also china & Russia will successfully muscle out Pakistan from the Shanghai group because of its support to the militants in Chechnya and China and the fear that Pakistan supports taleban which china denounces.

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          #5
          Dream on Saj...I suggest you read those Indian papers carefully for any Indian missile mishaps?

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