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Foreign Policy Options

Events in the past year, while making Pakistan a frontline ally in the 'War against Terror' have had a dramatic impact on its foreign policy. The changing situation in Afghanistan has had repercussions on the domestic political set-up, with hardline Islamic elements increasingly critical of Musharraf's seeming capitulation on the Afghan as well as Kashmir issues. While the army remains a predominant force in the nation's polity, the unfolding domestic balance of power will very likely have a key impact in redefining Pakistani foreign policy.

Pakistan : Islamic Threat to Stability

Following the Pakistan government's support to the American-led actions, the Jamaat-i-Islami, has emerged as a leading and vociferous critic of the Musharraf regime. However, as unfolding events demonstrate, and weighed down by its role in Pakistan's past, the Jamaat finds itself isolated and playing much of a lone hand.
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