MEDIA AND FOREIGN POLICY
AYESHA SADDIQUE (01)
SADIA ABBAS (29) MISHA ZAIDI (12)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES PUBJAB UNIVERSITY LAHORE
B.S (HONS.) 3RD SEMESTER (MORNING)
FOREIGN POLICY AND MEDIA
DEFINITION OF FOREIGN POLICY
Foreign Policy can be defined as
“Relations between sovereign states. It is a reflection of domestic politics and an interaction among sovereign states. It indicates the principles and preferences on which a country wants to establish relations with another country.”
WHY IT IS NECESSORY FOR A COUNTERY?
No country today can think of a life independent of other nations. Every country has to develop relations with other countries so as to meet its requirements in economical, industrial and technological fields. It is thus necessary for every country to formulate a sound foreign policy. Foreign policy is necessary for a country to *
Promote sovereignty & national interest
Cope up the problems of environment, Terrorism and many others. *
Solve the issues of poverty, underemployment, and Unemployment *
Strengthen territorial & security integrity of country *
Get International resources for countries domestic socio- economic context such as trading.
DETERMINANTS OF THE FOREIGN POLICY
The following are the determinants of the foreign policy of Pakistan:- Administrative Troika
Administrative Troika comprises the President of Pakistan,
The Prime Minister rand Chief of Army Staff.
It plays very important role in formulating foreign policy
It can approve or disapprove the foreign policy of Pakistan President Or can make any change in it. However, it is very difficult
to deviate from the previous
foreign commitments made by Troika.
Chief of prime Army staff minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The ministry can play very important role in formulating the foreign policy. It comprises the specialists and experts of foreign policy and the bureaucrats of high level. They prepare foreign policy, keeping in view the basic objectives and principles of the policy. They formulate the policy, plans and programs regarding the priorities of foreign policy, and fully cooperate with Troika for its preparation. In accordance with new constitutional amendment, the Troika has been replaced by the National Security Council. Intelligence Agencies
Pakistan’s intelligence agencies also play very effective role in the formulation of foreign policy by providing full information about the objectives of other countries foreign policies. Keeping in view these in formations, Pakistan formulates its foreign policy. Political Parties and Pressure Groups
The political parties and pressure groups have deep impacts on the formulation of foreign policy. The political parties include the priorities of foreign policy in their manifestoes, and after their success in the election, they force the government to change the priorities of foreign policy according to the changing scenario in the light of their view points. Likewise the pressure groups can also influence the foreign policy. Parliament
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs usually prepares the foreign policy according to the directions of executive and puts it before the Parliament for approval. After discussion and debate the parliament gives approval to it or suggests some
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