- “Our object should be peace with in and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial, friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large”.
- “Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards the nations of the world. We do not cherish aggressive designs against any country or nation… and are prepared to make our utmost contribution to the promotion of peace and prosperity”.
- “Pakistan will never be found lacking in extending its material and moral support to the oppressed and suppressed peoples of the world, and in upholding the principles of the United Nations Charter.”
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Father of the Nation
- The Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan has the following provision related to the conduct of foreign policy (Article 40):
The State shall endeavour to preserve and strengthen fraternal relations among Muslim countries based on Islamic unity, support the common interests of the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America, promote international peace and security, foster goodwill and friendly relations among all nations and encourage the settlement of international disputes by peaceful means.”