National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Thursday said that Pakistan required to “unapologetically” share its story with the world.
Speaking at a seminar in Islamabad on national narratives, Yusuf detailed three words that encapsulated his strategy to stories: positive, unapologetic and pragmatic.
” Basically every time we connect, these 3 concepts can obtain us anywhere we intend to go. There is no reason for Pakistan to be timid since we have nothing to conceal.
” The truth of the matter is that we have actually absorbed Western narratives of Pakistan to the point that even inside, there is a discussion on whether Pakistan’s narrative is the proper one,” he claimed.
Yusuf claimed this was “mindboggling” for him because according to him, Pakistan had a “genuine story” to tell based upon what the nation was doing as well as represented. “There is absolutely no reason to be regretful about it,” he included.
The NSA detailed his experience when he entered into government and clarified on what he had discovered to be various, stating that for the very first time he “knew that Pakistan has a genuine favorable story to inform the world”.
” We really have a tale that is compelling, logical [and also] real, which we have to produce to the globe for them to comprehend that we are and what we stand for.”
Laying out the troubles he had identified, Yusuf stated the most “essential one … which troubled me the most as well as continues to” was an intended aspect in Pakistan’s society of interaction– more globally than locally– of being “timid in offering our sight unapologetically”.
He examined that when Pakistan had a story to tell and recognized how to inform it, then why had not been this discussion being done “far more unapologetically– not emotively– to clarify that Pakistan is mosting likely to do XYZ because it remains in our strategic interests”.