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Mosharraf Zaidi, thenews.com.pk
The two most critical foreign affairs functions in the 21st century are trade relations and public diplomacy, and both rest with civil service groups not named FSP [Foreign Service of Pakistan]. Trade offices are the domain of the Ministry of Commerce and the commerce service closely guards its terrain. The public diplomacy function is dominated by the ISPR [The Inter-Services Public Relations] at home and the Ministry of Information and Information Service abroad. ...