Reading a report, 'Syrian army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurd advance from North’, provided a reflective impetus to the imaginative realisation of various, considerable developments taking place with respective level of significance in association to international events in the world system. Despite the newly coined termed, Af-Pak, used to highlight their respective position in the Greater Middle East – both countries are oblivious to the Middle Eastern situation and its implications. Lately, Pakistan has shown growing reciprocation to the Turkish question of regional hegemony through an undeterred policy of gaining advantage by securing prospective alliances as a show of changing priorities. The Kurdish nation stands central to the Middle Eastern war and is helping Syrian people through armed, economic and diplomatic support in order to give a Syria a chance of peace by fighting ISIS in Raqqa and Aleppo. Syria has been termed as a buffer zone in ancient times (Persian-Byzantine Wars) and modern era (Russo-American) rivalry. Afghanistan falls in the same lines. Logically, Turkey is in limelight for the varying degrees of ‘failed’ endeavours resulting in humiliation of Turkish foreign policy. As Turkey intends to register as strong regional contender in order to reach a deal with Israel – the EU has followed an opposing stance. Germany’s Bundestag has passed a resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide carried out by Turkey. As Pro-Israeli NATO projects her influence as a bloc, Netanyahu visits Moscow to initiate diplomatic missions and pave way for stronger ties with Putin, an enemy of Erdogan. Furthermore, the migrant deal between Turkey and EU is poised to fail due to Erdogan’s unrealistic expectations.

Erdogan is stuck with his reckless foreign policy which has been slapped into his face. This contrasts Pakistan’s foreign policy. Pakistan shares the failed endeavours of Turkey- earned by deteriorating relations with neighbours. After the Mullah Mansour drone attack, a visible and huge difference was witnessed in terms of American foreign policy towards not only Af-Pak or South Asia, rather Asia as a whole. America has followed a strict policy with Pakistan while providing India an edge in regional and global level of inter-state dealing. NDAA resolution and support for Indian membership in NSG while securing a nuclear deal will act as a catalyst to engage strong Indian presence in Asia on behest of America. China reacted in terms of leading opposition to Indian membership in NSG. China has stepped up her aggressive stance against American presence in Pacific through unprecedented level of resistance. In the past few weeks, Asia-Pacific has become a focal military Flash-point. During Modi’s visit to America, US Senators have approved resolution to provide India a ‘special status’, denoting the  Special Global Partnership with India Act of 2016 as an element of safety in Asia-Pacific region. According to Ron Paul:

‘…the reverberations of the US rebalance are being felt in Central and southwest Asia, finally.'

The US has co-opted for India as a full partner in the rebalance strategy, which would pit India against both China and Pakistan. The US heavily counts on Indian support in the effort to disrupt the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and frustrate the strategy by China and Russia to create a Eurasian economic bloc. The war in Afghanistan serves to be the perfect alibi in order to beef up the US military presence in the region, the game plan being to intimidate Pakistan and to break its axis with China – which counts the US thrust as an important element pertaining to Indian interests. The militaristic policy of North Korean style of Pakistan is bound to fail if Civilian supremacy is not revealed in foreign matters. By 2025, Pakistan will be the most water-stressed country in the region. Pakistan needs sustainable development and effective foreign policy – where relations with neigbours are important. Ron Paul sums the final American military strategy:

‘The Chabahar Port and the communication links via Iran become vital for India to access Afghanistan and play an effective role in the US’ regional strategy. The US has military bases in Afghanistan, which can provide back-up for any Indian military expedition.  In reciprocal terms, Indian military bases also become accessible to the US forces, which, on the one hand, would reduce Pentagon’s dependence on Pakistan for logistics support, while on the other hand, give more leverage to Washington to put pressure on Pakistan through intense drone attacks…’

Russia has increased cooperation, collaboration and coordination with ASEAN countries to deter American activities that aimed at deterring the possibility of emergence EurAsian alliance. There is renewed level of dealing among Asian Nations. Modi visited Afghanistan and Iran. This led to the setting up of protocols for the Chabahar plan which depicted priorities of the trio. Similarly, Pakistan and Turkey have increased cooperation and coordination through various issues which on major basis has manifested in the recent Military deals. These deals in record were termed as deferred which have now been termed as, closed and finalized. This enabled Pakistan to garner support for blockage of Indian membership into NSG. Turkey, as a core state in the Middle East, intends to enhance image as a Eurasian power. Erdogan proceeded to manipulate the situation to which Putin in response labeled him ‘back-stabber’. Erdogan wanted Turkey to be the ‘only’ available strategic Eurasian option but after the Syrian cease fire plan in place, Russia cleared doubts about her return as a Global superpower; hence, representing Eurasian nations with a policy of ‘Iron fist’ – which Erdogan couldn’t bear to stand.  Comparing this to the recent developments that concern Pakistani diplomacy identified as the Angoor adda case, drone strikes (Mullah Mansour), Chabahar plan and Kulbhushan Jadhev’s arrest as major critical issues that arose in the absence of a Foreign Minister? Pakistani foreign policy is in tatters. There exist differences in caliber and methods (approach) in the way of dealing with the situation at hand. There exists a benchmark on the international horizon which can be availed in a manner to move forward with diplomatic successes and effective foreign policy. Turkey has utilized a one-dimensional approach. Russia pursued a line of action that ensures multi-dimensional approach. It is inherently important to bifurcate the cases of Turkey and Russia in the aftermath of Syrian ceasefire plan.

COAS Raheel Sharif was in Turkey to witness War games. It is pertinent to mention here that with escalation due to engagement of US/NATO forces in military flash-points; the latest development is the Operation Anaconda 2016 (NATO forces) in Eastern Europe, which aims at extreme provocation to Russia. Pakistani COAS stood with Turkish and Azerbaijani COAS. This is clear line of action supporting the Turkish stance on Armenian genocide. There was an element of ‘give-and-take’ to this meeting but on what terms? The Turkish Defense Minister visited Islamabad the day same as when COAS Raheel Sharif returned. Saudi-Iranian proxy war has led to betrayal through chaos and negligence. Pakistan suffered due to her policy of regarding ‘Islamic Brotherhood’ over state interests. This does not mean that idea be abandoned, altogether. However, a threshold and benchmark needs to be set. Knowing the protocols of Great Game and understanding the militaristic dynamics; Nawaz Sharif has decided to re-iterate Pakistan’s foreign policy through projection of an image that supports the policy of adherence to ‘consensus and non-interference’ – which for record can be referred to as ‘soft strategy’ but has capability to establish base for Strong Pakistani foreign policy. PM stated in a diplomatic manner that there is a lot be learnt from pros and cons of  Erdogan’s case that can be interpreted further as the one who was termed ‘back-stabber’  by Putin and, Erdogan received the same fate at hands of European Union. CJ Anwar Zaheer Jamali visited Turkey when Panama papers surfaced. Though, he can proceed to visit Russian School of Constitutional Economics. On another note, considering the following as a case of ‘documentation’, Pakistan introduced a resolution in UN aiming at forming a database regarding businesses in Jewish settlements. Does the head of Pakistani legislative have something else in his mind? Panama Papers targeted Putin and Nawaz. The Pakistani PM visited Moscow after the Panama episode. Following a geo-economic policy of strengthening infrastructure and improving governance along with stabilizing institutional frameworks – ignoring the militaristic adventures.  Nawaz’s voyage to Moscow at first-hand denotes his way of dealing with the invisible power circles, who have the ability to maneuver and capability to influence the outcomes of events. As Russia has set her policy in opposition to the corporation that have grown stronger than Nation-States and are owned by families of Bush, DuPont, Rothschild, Rockefeller and Morgan.

PM NS’s choice of an absent foreign minister registers an anti-militaristic (read: anti-establishment) approach – on record. However, this policy does reveal a strategic depth on part of the Civil Government. Pakistan has asked for Russian support on NSG plenary while Russia has proposed a joint plan to work with Pakistan on Islamic finance – which can be contrasted to developments in Russian-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia. Putin had refused to visit Pakistan because there was not much substantial platform available in order to deal on. Keeping low-profile with Russians in the first two Parliamentary years does not mean that Government of Pakistan is oblivious to developments in global scenario. Rather, it is the betrayal factor of the Saudi-Iranian proxy, which the Civil-Military leadership must keep in mind while dealing with Turkey. Erdogan’s Militarism has led Turkey into an abyss of fire. The bomb blast in Turkey has raised concern about Turkish foreign policy. Erdogan has ignored ISIS while dealing a blow to Kurds. It is Kurds who can provide the ‘balancing act’ similar to Pakistan’s ‘balancing tact’ while Iran has reinforced her status as a Core state after shifting her aggressive militaristic priorities in West Asia to active pursuit economic opportunities in East Asia. There is thin line of contrast between the Secular yet Islamist Turkey and, Theocratic yet emerging reformist Iran. On the other hand, Pakistan’s military is focused on America and India centrist approach. The meeting held in GHQ between Civil-Military leadership shows the priorities of the military command circles. PML-N ministers understand the global paradigm. 

The Pakistani Civil leadership’s silent yet calculated approach to militaristic issues is an answer to the onslaught of ‘atheistic materialism’ and ‘territorial expansionism’ that is capable of ensnaring without the victims notice. The military command, with its professional caliber, is capable of following uni-dimensional approach – a process quite evident through proven historical record. Civil leadership’s priority is to build a strong Pakistan from within; in order to strike a blow to anti-AfPak designs of the Pro-Israeli NATO alliance with India, who treats the AfPak region as part of ‘Greater Middle East’. Russia has responded to NATO encirclement with a sensible and intelligent approach. Nawaz Sharif, as the most experienced politician, understands this approach and is particularly, the one who ordered nuclear tests despite the pressures. Contemporarily, the Russia-Turkey enmity is deepening due to NATO’s unjust, oppressive actions. Treating India at par with Pro-Israeli NATO has infuriated China.  At this moment in time, Erdogan has to realise that he has led Turkey to a dead-end, where either he has to ally with Russia and China, or face war. EU has interest in Turkish military – not Erdogan.

Russia captured Crimea (Black Sea) to have access to the second port city in the Mediterranean Sea i.e. Istanbul, Turkey. Is the objective of Russia limited to an extent i.e. the aim of finishing or neutralizing chances of Turkey-NATO alliance or, rather does it serve a final purpose? I believe, it is to have access to Tel Aviv (Israel), once the World War breaks out. Is it ironic that Netanyahu and Putin have met for the fourth time in last seven months? It is Netanyahu’s third visit to Moscow in less than 6 months – while Turkey has been sidelined. Lastly, once the Muslim-Russian alliance frees Istanbul from the venomous NATO’s embrace; it will be Israel who will be left vulnerable. According to Islamic traditions, it is at this point in time that the Anti-Christ will appear (al-Bukhari, al-Tarikh al-Kabir 2:81). It is up to Erdogan i.e., whether to follow footsteps of General Fateh Al-Sisi or restore the democratic, liberal and reverence (read: positive diplomacy) status of Turkey. Pakistan’s civil leadership can help him carve a middle path to reformation by motivating Turkish leadership to cease Anti-Russian activities and abandoning the role of front firepower of Pro-Israeli NATO in the Middle East and elsewhere. The Syrian ceasefire plan is only the beginning step while global military flashpoints are being activated in the Asian region. The encirclement and defeat of Russia, China and Pakistan is vital before Israel assumes the role of Pax Judaica. The false policy behind Bundestag’s action is similar to EU’s anti-settlement resolutions and American nuclear deal with Iran. NATO would be in a favourable position in the situational case where identical to Egypt, the military captures power seat in Istanbul (Turkey). The purpose of Pakistani Government’s dealing of ‘approachability’ with Turkey while Netanyahu visits Moscow, is to keep the diplomatic lines of Turkey open – as well as observe how Russia and Israel maintain balance in their relationship and, till when? It qualifies as short-term engagement to pursue a long-term strategy.

Pakistan will seek the ‘balancing act’ in the course of International events. The Civil leadership has the political acumen to deal with Global situation in a diplomatic and tactful manner. The case of Russia-Israel dealing with regards to Middle Eastern situation is a prelude to a much broad-based deal in future - which is a need of time for Israel to ensure that there is no existential threat to her and, the very possibility of failure to reach terms of agreement suggests ‘war-madness’ on behalf of Pro-Israeli NATO against Russia. According to ground realities - Russia, however, sees the situation from a different point of view which will result in conflicting approach to Israel's interests. Concerning encirclement of Russia, there are developments on the Eastern European front. Operation Anakonda 2016 has been launched in Poland to symbolize preparation for a united Pro-Israeli NATO's 'global strike' campaign against Russia. NATO has intensified the process of encirclement of Russia through installation of missile defense systems and beefing military presence through various means.

China has pursued an unprecedented version of foreign policy i.e. forming of an aggressive posture of Chinese Liberation Navy's has been witnessed since the last week. There is a background story to rise in China's challenge to American Status Quo in Asia which is in line with Russian response to NATO's aggravation in Eastern Europe. Recently, USA has been actively supporting India's inclusion into NSG (which was formed, incidentally in 1974, when India carried out Nuclear test) and the American congress resolution of NDAA allows India to be treated on par with NATO states, where the American Senators initiative of ‘Special Partnership Power Status with India 2016’ provides India the role of Police state to counter China in Indian ocean and rally ASEAN Nations against Chinese interests – as a tackling mechanism to Russian-ASEAN summit meeting in Sochi, last month. Sartaj Aziz has reacted to this development- and, reacted on a much better note. The NSG case has been utillised by the Pakistani foreign office representatives to settle for a proactive and effective foreign office presence. Sartaj Aziz stated that Terror is no excuse for India to shun dialogue process while Modi standing in the American congress called for enhanced Indo-US presence in South Asia and elsewhere, to battle extremism.  It is enough to serve as first step in terms of pro-active diplomatic interaction in the region. Pakistan seeks friendly relationship with neighbours while it has due right to react against discriminatory policies in a befitting manner. The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei while commenting on Pakistan’s remarks about the U.S. drone strike on June 8 said, “the international community should fully recognize that and respect Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The QCG (Quadrilateral Coordination Group) is formed to create enabling conditions for the Afghan reconciliation process. All relevant parties should pull together for that goal,” the Chinese spokesperson said. Meanwhile foreign affairs adviser, Sartaj Aziz, said last week that Pakistan will raise the issue of U.S. drone attacks in the United Nations as they are against the country’s sovereignty. Ron Paul states:

‘To be sure, Pakistan won’t blink, since this also happens to be an existential issue. Equally, China cannot but view with disquiet the emergent US-Indian axis in regional politics and working as a template of the US rebalance in Asia. Beijing will understand that the shift in the US policy in Afghanistan – and towards Pakistan –  and the newfound alliance with India is in reality aimed at encircling and preparing for war against China. If India gets involved militarily in Afghanistan, it will be killing two birds with a single shot, insofar as, one, it can hope to roll back China’s expanding influence in Afghanistan, and, two, a military role in Afghanistan will help India to exert the maximum pressure on Pakistan. In strategic terms, indeed, Afghanistan is a high plateau that looks down on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.’

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said at a news conference here that the US’ approach was interest-based. “They approach Pakistan whenever they need us and abandon when they don’t need Islamabad. Pakistan will convey its concerns to the US over the latest issues in the bilateral ties,” he said, addressing before a high-level meeting planned between Pakistan and US officials on June 10 in Islamabad. While the US is backing India for the seat, China supports Pakistan. Beijing maintains that if India, a non-signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, was given membership, then Pakistan too should be taken on board. Indo-Pak rivalry has come to the fore as sub-part of the Sino-American rivalry. For the first time, China has sent a naval vessel into the contiguous zone around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  Also, Russian Naval vessels were spotted in the contiguous zone as well. Vladimir Putin has sent an attack submarine into the English channel.- where UK media hails Navy’s intercept of Russian submarine which was ‘not hiding’. Chahbahar plan hails Indian presence in the Indian Ocean – where Russian and Chinese projection of naval power will deter aggression.

The Nation newspaper reported that Modi addressed to a joint session of Congress, where the high point of his three-day visit to the United States at the invitation of President Barack Obama in a not-so-veiled reference to Pakistan, he stated that terrorism was a global challenge and that it was “incubated in the neighbourhood”, declaring that Washington and New Delhi should work together more closely to defeat terrorism. And, while he did not address China’s maritime territorial ambitions, Modi said a US-India partnership would “help ensure security of the sea lanes of commerce and freedom of navigation.” Modi also suggested that Delhi would be a positive influence as Washington seeks to defuse a confrontation with China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Ron Paul states:

‘The US-Indian estimation seems to be that through a policy of systematically decapitating the Taliban, it will be possible to splinter the movement and weaken the insurgency to a point that the Afghan government, supported by Washington and New Delhi, incrementally gains the upper hand and will be in a position to dictate the terms of a settlement. The Indian security establishment has always been rooted in the belief that it is possible to exterminate the Taliban through force via a comprehensive strategy of intimidating Pakistan and making the price of continued interference in Afghanistan too high for Islamabad, while on the other hand, waging an effective counter-insurgency war.’

Indian-American Joint Navy patrols are under discussion for South East Asia – a case so sensitive that American allies like India or Philippines have not pursued the idea in the past. Paired with America’s souring disposition toward Pakistan, growing shared concerns about China, and India’s accelerating defense collaboration with U.S. partners across the Indo-Pacific, the impetus and prospects for a long-term strategic partnership have never been stronger. US consider India as the most appropriate Nation which could stand tall against China in future. India too has the same sentiments and desires in the Region. However India is cognizant of the fact that it cannot alone stand in front of Chinese indigenous military might, thus requires US support to do so. According to Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, Washington is looking to garner more support from India and other regional players to continue the so-called freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. He said:

“In the not too distant future, American and Indian Navy vessels steaming together will become a common and welcome sight throughout Indo-Asia-Pacific waters, As we work together to maintain freedom of the seas for all nations.”

New Delhi agreed to allow Washington to use its military bases in exchange for weapons technology to help India narrow the gap with China. The two sides indicated that their navies will hold talks on anti-submarine warfare (ASW), an area of sensitive military technology and joint tactics that only allies share. More than 80 percent of China’s fuel supplies pass through Indian Ocean as an entry to the South China Sea. According to a report - as part of their new naval cooperation against Chinese subs, U.S. and India are flying the new version of the US P-8 spy aircraft, which is the Pentagon’s most effective submarine hunting weapon. The most important aspect of the emerging strategic partnership between India and US is that both nations are close to inking a logistic agreement whereby in near future the Indian Naval bases will soon be witnessing US Naval Fleet stationed at the Indian Naval Bases. US and India are closing on defence arms and ammunitions deals worth $10 billion which include a future state of the art Air Craft Carrier for the Indian Navy along with other high tech equipment. However the most interesting aspect of the Indo-US emerging partnership is that in a bid to counter China soon Indians are going to witness US boots on ground Indian soil. Aside from Russian and Chinese declaration of support, Pakistan’s diplomatic campaign should aim at gaining regional (Iranian, Central Asian States, Turkish and Afghan) collaboration and global coordination (Russia, China, Arab, Latin and South East Asian states) on matter of American presence in India – a difficult, yet favourable scenario.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan highly values China’s continued support on issues of its national security, territorial integrity and the war on terror. He addressed dignitaries on the signing ceremony of documents for handing over capacity building equipment to Pakistan provided by the Chinese government. Chinese commitment to Pakistan’s infrastructural development, capacity building and emergency relief operations is unmatched and commendable, he said. With swayed interests of Saudi-Iranian episode and Turkish foreign policy mishaps, Pakistan has to build-up strings of presence of a strong foreign policy and improve the internal situation of the Nation-State. Pakistan will have to garner Russian and Chinese support in order to curb extremism and revoke the reign of chaos in AfPak region. This will ensure confidence in Pakistani leadership to follow interest-pursuits.  According to a local newspaper, India has stepped up efforts to sell an advanced cruise missile system to Vietnam and has at least 15 more markets in its sights, a push experts say reflects concerns in New Delhi about China's growing military assertiveness. New Delhi had been sitting on a 2011 request from Hanoi for the BrahMos for fear of angering China. Indian export of BrahMos, an Indo-Russian joint project, will have to be opposed by Pakistan and China – which as a last resort can be done by campaigning to take the deal from Indians to the Russian camp in order to counter American strategy to alienate China. India has an unsettled land border with China and in recent years has grown concerned over its powerful neighbour's expanding maritime presence in the Indian Ocean. It has railed against China's military assistance to arch-rival Pakistan and privately fumed over Chinese submarines docking in Sri Lanka, just off the toe of India.

Jeff M. Smith, Director of Asian Security Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, said:

"Policymakers in Delhi were long constrained by the belief that advanced defence cooperation with Washington or Hanoi could provoke aggressive and undesirable responses from Beijing. Prime Minister Modi and his team of advisers have essentially turned that thinking on its head, concluding that stronger defence relationships with the US, Japan, and Vietnam actually put India on stronger footing in its dealings with China."

India's accession to the MTCR (Missile Techonolgy Control Regime) may also strengthen its case for joining another non-proliferation body, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, a move China has effectively blocked. Both groups would give India greater access to research and technology. It is imperative to tackle American policy of providing weapons and trade opportunities in order to use India – where the Nuclear security summits have been treated as backhand issue.  India has been steadily building military ties with Vietnam and is supplying offshore patrol boats under a $100 million credit line, its biggest overseas military aid. This week Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich in Hanoi and both sides agreed to exchange information on commercial shipping as well as expand hydrographic cooperation, according to the Indian defence ministry. Samuel Huntington writes in Clash of Civilisations that a World War Three situation can be created from propping an anti-Chinese government in Hanoi, Vietnam. Obama’s visit to Japan and Vietnam sets the pace for it. Rather, Vietnam will be the battle-ground between American and Chinese blocs. Can Pakistan step up her level of ‘strategic depth’ by incorporating and aligning East Asia – particularly, South East Asia? Russia-ASEAN meeting should be supported as an initiative by Pakistan to enhance relations with ASEAN countries.

Beijing will not budge on its claims of ownership over a vast portion of the South China Sea, a top official insisted Tuesday (June 7), as a key annual meeting with the US ended with no movement on the issue. During a two-day summit meeting in the Chinese capital, US Secretary of State John Kerry urged China to settle its territorial rows peacefully and based on the “rule of law”. However, Beijing’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi said the United States should butt out of disputes a long way from its shores, and cease interference through an international arbitration case brought by the Philippines. China’s stance on the case is “in line with international law,” Yang said, insisting that Beijing’s position “has not and will not change”.  Potentially, this could be the reason behind Chinese Navy sending an armed nuclear submarine into contiguous zones in South China Sea – an act repeated by the Russian Navy.

Integrating the specific cases of encirclement of Russia, China and Pakistan (as well as Latin countries of Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina- though Venezuela is reversing its policy of Maduro’s unwavering support to US) by Pro-Israeli NATO and India symbolizes a World War in making. After Syrian ceasefire plan and Nuclear deal, Iran has started a policy of economic engagement with East Asia with the Chahbahar plan as first step. With the Saudi-Iranian rivalry serving as betrayal to the Ummah, it was Turkey who had the caliber to use her status to connect Eurasia in alliance with Eastern Orthodox Christian Russia to combat the Godless forces of ‘atheistic materialism’ and ‘territorial expansionism’. However, Erdogan failed to understand the nefarious designs of Pro-Israeli NATO. Loopholes exist in our stand. Pakistan may not have water by 2025. If Pakistan seeks to survive, then formation of better relations with neighbours is an important task along with process of gaining declaration of support from Russia and China. China’s support and actions are visible. It is upto Pakistan to bring into fore the Russian ‘Iron fist’ to counter American ‘Invisible hand’.  What India is to China; Turkey is to Russia. Respectively, factor of Iran/Afghanistan and Ukraine/Poland cannot be ignored. A broad-based alliance which focuses on spiritualism as a strategic factor is the need of time. While we narrate traditions about Ghazwah E Hind – will the liberator be a negligent Pakistani army who abandoned a principled stand and, rather pursued a criminal behavior in Afghanistan? In an event of war- it will not be (the limited in effect) military strategies that will secure our position but humanistic ideals. It is after appearance of Anti-Christ that Prophet Essa (Alayhi As Salaam) will return as General of an Army – upon when, which and where a full militaristic stand will become inevitable form of opposition after exposure of oppressive, deceptively chaotic and tyrannical Godless forces in full scale. There are pre-requisites for formation of Caliphate which stand in opposition to ISIS stance i.e. developing an Institution of Baiyah (Pledge of Allegiance) – before the initiation of moral and armed struggle of Imam Al-Mahdi. For now, Pakistan has to foment strong, diplomatic relations with neighbours and like-minded states.  A policy of engagement where necessary and, disembarking where need be. It is mentioned in Sahih AL Bukhari (Book 21, hadith 66) that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Soon the river "Euphrates" will disclose the treasure (the mountain) of gold, so whoever will be present at that time should not take anything of it." It is reported in various accounts that the Prophet (saas) said: "Great war, the capture of Constantinople (Istanbul) and the coming of the Dajjal will take place within seven … (interpreted as months).” As Pakistan conducted Heart of Asia conference, it reminds me of the tradition which states that Heart is an organ if it stands healthy then the whole body is healthy and if unhealthy then whole body remains in state of sickness.