It is exactly about national interests. We have minimum diplomatic relationship with Russia let alone economic or defence ties. We have no border with Russia unlike sea-border with Arab world where they can easily transport the crude oil into Pakistan. We have no established routes with Russia and it takes years to build one that is economically viable.
Say in clear words… I don’t understand the language that you are speaking to yourself.
I don’t know when we imported Russian wheat but it is always going to be more expensive than importing it from neighbouring countries like India or Iran.
PS: Talking about importing wheat itself is a failure for Pakistan as we were historically self-sufficient in agriculture especially production of wheat
The transportation excuse seems reasonable but it's hard to believe when our neighbor India had 100 million barrels of crude oil shipped from Russia this year alone. About 819,000 barrels daily. It's clearly so profitable that Russia deseated Saudi Arabia to become the 2nd largest supplier of oil to India. It doesn't cost anymore for a Russian tanker to come to Pakistan than it does to come to India.
And do we really need some sort of an established route? Pretty sure Russian tankers pass through Pakistani waters on the way to India. The route is already there. We're just making excuses.