Pakistan is finally off the United States’ National Security Threat List for the first time in history.
The decision was taken by the US council of foreign affairs. While the reason behind this is unknown, it is believed that foreign policy of the incumbent government has led to improving ties with the global players, including the United States.
For reference, the United States maintains a list of countries which its think tanks consider a threat to the country and Pakistan has been on the list for decades. However, the perception among the top brass of US foreign policy has changed recently which bodes well for Pakistan.
Recently, the United States acknowledged Pakistan’s role in the peace dialogue between the US, Afghanistan government and the Taliban.
Pakistan had a tainted image in the eyes of international think tanks. However, the efforts of Pakistan’s government and security forces are bearing fruit with the number of terrorist incidents decreasing significantly. Tourism is on the rise and foreigners are now deeming it a safe country to travel as compared to the past decade or so.