Vol. 6 No. 4 (2023): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS AFGHANISTAN AFTER 9/11 AND ITS IMPACTS ON PAKISTAN-UNITED STATES RELATIONSHIP

Published 2023-12-20

Abstract

9/11 attacks on United States were a political change in the world as United States decided to find out the fundamental root causes to eliminate the terrorist groups of the world. It was an essential for United States to work on her probe therein Osama Bin Laden admitted about this act so that United States turned to have counter terrorism for the elimination of Al-Quida. It was a time to strengthen the bilateral relations with United States through strong working process and procedure against terrorism on the soil of Afghanistan, was the deep state of Pakistan. It was a period of General Parwaiz Musharraf who responded positively; thereafter, it was shifted and pledged with continues support for the formation of peace and development of the region. The bilateral relationship of Pakistan and United States had meaningful approach against terrorism and admitted as a strong front line ally of United States against the will of her nation. It was the main strategic partnership of Pakistan and United States. The foreign policy of United States towards Afghanistan was the most important to keep relation with Pakistan because it reflected on Pakistan directly, that’s why United States promised to ease the sanctions along with military aid to Pakistan.