Pakistan as a state should exude Confidence. This is a prerequisite for a successful foreign policy. But what does that mean, precisely? Confidence means a state would be self-assured and would have strong belief in its abilities and potential. Its leadership and people will be imbued with the spirit to craft the destiny of the nation against all odds. They will have strong faith in their future. Confidence is never a bluster or delusion; it is based on reality. At the same time, Pakistan should spruce up its self image and cleanse it of self-inhibiting skepticism. If we do not believe in ourselves, no one else would. Foreign policy must be viewed and pursued in its entirety. It should never be compartmentalized. An effective foreign potcy consolidates the successes a country has had; creates and taps into new opportunities; and aggressively redresses de?cits and weaknesses.