Since, the cold war Pakistan and Russia have troubled bilateral relations. Par ab aur nahien! Both the countries are making constant efforts to clear the air. President Putin is in talks to visit Pakistan this year wo bhi dou saal baad. Last year in April, Sergey Lavrov, Russian Prime Minister visited Pakistan after 9 years. Bari dair kardi meherbaan aate aate. So, in all likelihood Pakistan and Russia are all ready to bury the hatchet.
President Putin sirf Pakistan ki ‘Fantastic Tea’ peenay nahien arahay balkay he is planning to bring something big to Pakistan that would help both countries grow internally as well as externally. Russia hamaray bahir rehne walay rishtaydaaro ki tarhan hain jin kay anay ki Khushi he alag hoti hai. Russia wants to make this trip worthwhile by initiating long and strategic Paki-Russia ventures. This is all owed to the Pakistan Steam Gas Pipeline agreement between Russia and Pakistan. It is a 1,122 km-long pipeline with Pakistan having 74% stakes in it. Apparently, this pipeline will bring prosperity, business, economic growth and the most important thing ‘gas’ to Pakistan. Ab hum bhi kahain gay hamaray ghar bhi gas aati hai.
Abhi rukiye! There is more to it, Russia is going to pay all the expenditure from its construction till it is fully operational. This is how peace is promoted even though both countries past is tainted with animosity for each other. Nevertheless, both countries are working on their ends to create long lasting peaceful bilateral relations. Glimpses of such efforts have been witnessed since 2016. This is when both the countries started holding joint military exercises.
A new era for Pakistan, where the country is witnessed on the crest of a wave. Pakistan making attempts for the betterment of the country are worth all the praise. Beshak! Khuda uss qoum kay halaat tab tak nahien badalta jab tak wo khud na apnay ap ko badlain. This is something we could all agree to. We hope this Russia Pakistan yaari ho sab par bhari….
Concluding it with the words of Eleanor Roosevelt.
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”