Finally, Donald Trump flabbergasted everyone by his unprecedented triumph and won the US elections 2016 , after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric and has became the 45th President of the United States of America. In whole world majority was expecting and even were sure that Hillary is going to win by a landslide margin but what happened was exactly opposite! But in this election at least American has unfolded the reality that they are no different than the rest of the world. It is a harsh reality that America always raised questions marks on other countries and titled them like prejudiced, racist and biased but now everyone knows that another decades are required that a woman can become president of America.
Although, in his victory speech Trump displayed a very positive gesture that he will work together with everyone and he is determined to lead the country towards success and prosperity. Even then, there are very serious reservations regarding Trump’s new policy for America. There are concerns that tough anti-Islamic policies under Trump could fan Muslim extremism globally at a time when the world is struggling with a growing threat of Islamic militancy. It is also anticipated in international media that Trump will bring an administration that would be entirely devoid of Muslim Americans and at minimum, individuals without genuine reach into or backing from Muslim Americans. His campaign lacked any bona fide Muslim American involvement, and the Trump administration will likely reflect that. Keeping in mind the Trumps biased approach and intolerance against Muslims there is clear uncertainty and consternation in Muslim community of America and even many Muslim countries as well. In his election’s rhetoric he demanded to ban Muslims from entering America and increasing surveillance on American Muslims in response to terrorist offences.
Trump’s tendency towards India is also a serious wake up call for Pakistan and everyone knows that India blatantly supported election campaign of Trump. It is also a matter of fact that in past Trump referred to Pakistan as the ‘most dangerous country. So, there is dire need that Pakistan’s foreign policy imperatives may need to be redefined in the evolving political and international situation following the Trump victory and we must review our relations with Pentagon, this time all cards must be played meticulously and prudently. In the past we solely relied on one country and then we also faced the wages of our sins but this time Pakistan needs to maintain a balanced relationship with the powerful countries like US, China and Russia. Renewed initiatives with the Trump administration for better understanding in relation with the US would be a needful step.
Imran Ali Phull