There are neither friends nor enemies permanently in foreign policy. It is wise to commence a new trade partnership with Iran as international sanctions are being lifted. Iran is our immediate neighbour and we should welcome the emerging opportunity. There is immense space to cooperate in the field of power e.g importation of Gas. Apart from economic relation, increased cooperation will help to resolve sectarian issues. Educational ,social and cultural missions should be exchanged between two neighbours. Strategically, close ties between them will be beneficial for the peace of the region.

Although, the incumbent government of Pakistan has strong relations with Saudi royal family that may be a hurdle. But this is the time to take action in the best interest of the country. So Pakistan should take initiative to establish mutual economic and political ties with Iran.

MUHAMMAD WAQAS HARAL,

Chioniot, August 20.