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Pakistan Strategic Relations with Tajikistan: An Appraisal
The relations of Tajiks with the peoples of Pakistan have a long history and their cultural ties were formed in olden times and the middle Ages. Persian language and literature were widely spread in Pakistan and for centuries it was the official language of the court and state administration in the Muslim rulers of the subcontinent including Pakistan. Although sometimes Arabs, Turks and Afghans ruled the areas of current day Pakistan, their system of government was always Persian or Arabic that is one bone of tie between people of Pakistan and Tajikistan as both nations share and culture and this bond also help both nations to develop close relations with Afghanistan, Iran, Arab countries and a number of other countries.
Karim Haider Syed
Lecturer, Pakistan Study Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr Imran Khan
Lecturer, Government Graduate College Hafizabad, Punjab, Pakistan