Core values and interests can be described as those kinds of goals for that most people are willing to make, ultimate sacrifices. They are usually stated in the form of basic principles of foreign policy and become article of faith that a society accepts uncritically.”(Holsti quotes) “Core” interests and values are, most frequently related to the self-preservation of a political unit. These are short-range objectives because other goals obviously cannot be achieved unless the political umts pursuing them maintain their own existence. Foreign Policy objectives: The most important objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy is Defense System.
India exploded atomic device in 1974. Pakistan Security has always been threatened by Indian Policy of hegemony in the sub-continent. Pakistan Security risk increased many times after Indian atomic explosion in 1974. Three years earlier, after the Indo-Pak war of 1971, the balance of power in the region had markedly shifted in favor of India. Pakistan just could not hold her hands and watch these developments. In order to maintain a powerful defence systems Pakistan had to develop not only conventional weapons system but she had to acquire nuclear security. Purchase of most sophisticated F-16 planes from the USA for effective air defence system and acquiring the capacity of manufacturing nuclear device, are appropriate efforts in this direction.