Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflict

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    Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflict | Reuters

    (Reuters) - Pakistan is to intensify diplomatic efforts to try to resolve the crisis in Yemen, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday, days after his Gulf allies criticised Pakistan for not joining a Saudi-led coalition conducting air strikes there.

    Parliamentarians representing a war-weary Pakistani public last week rejected Saudi Arabia's request for troops, planes and boats to fight the Houthi militia in Yemen in favour of diplomatic efforts.

    "Pakistan will intensify its diplomatic efforts in the coming days, in consultation with the leadership of Saudi Arabia, to resolve the crisis," Sharif said Monday.

    "We believe that the restoration of President Hadi's government will be an important step forward towards establishing peace in Yemen."

    The Houthi advance towards the Yemeni city of Aden forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh last month and triggered the Saudi-led air strikes to try to drive back the rebels, who share their Shi'ite faith with Iran.

    Pakistani legislators fear that joining the coalition could anger Iran and inflame a sectarian conflict at home where about a fifth of the population is Shi'ite. Attacks on Shi'ites in Pakistan are increasing, further destabilising the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million people.

    Pakistan has strong economic, religious and military ties to Saudi Arabia but also a long border with Iran in a mineral-rich region plagued by a separatist insurgency.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Islamabad last week and Pakistan urged a diplomatic solution to Yemen's conflict.

    Tehran does not recognise Hadi as Yemen's president but says it has not given military support to the Houthis, who have long complained of exclusion from power in Yemen and seized the capital Sanaa in September.

    After parliament rejected the Saudi request, the minister of state for foreign affairs in the United Arab Emirates criticised Pakistan for not joining the coalition.

    But Sharif has sought to reassure the Saudis by repeatedly saying he will defend any threat to Saudi Arabia's "territorial integrity", without defining what the threat could be or what action he would take.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    Seems like it wasn't wise to anger the Arabs.

    Gradually we will see the slowdown of Arab oil money and ultimately shut down. This would be blamed on the Shiite influence in Pakistan by the frustrated Sunnis and Wahhabis.

    If Sharif doesn't do anything to calm the Arab leadership now, all the sectarian Hell would break loose in Pakistan.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    So basically to cut the crap, Nawaz is scared of being given lashes (in a manner of speaking :rolleyes: ) and scrambling to calm down his masters.
    By the way, the fact that Arabs openly asked for Pak help and got pissed off on denial tells us one more thing. They aren't confident of winning wars themselves?
    :hmm:
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    JuD and other loonie parties wanna make sure Pak sends its army to Saudi in the guise of "saving" the holy mosques. They have been taking out rallies in support of Saudis and to build pressure on Pak gvt. JuD is PA/ISI proxy so do the math. Public opinion is against sending the troops but Pak Army needs the gulf money to keep its coffers full. Using proxies and pretext of holy mosques being used to shore up some support.

    Eventually they will be there as Saudis are not making much headway in Yemen.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    Would love to see Paki soldiers in Body-bags ... especially their "Mujaheddin" Regiment :rofl:
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    Nawaz Sharif is also known for his closeness towards Saudis. Saudis disliked Asif Ali Zardari.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    :D
    The same way Shariff assured India about Cross border terrorism .. :D

    If Pak sent troops Pak is gonna burn
    if Pak dont sent troops Pak is gonna burn..

    Height of catch-22

    I wonder if the recent IB warning issued by Indian Intel wing about "probable terrorist attack in India" is Pak's ploy to raise alert at its eastern border with India, thereby giving Pakistan another reason to get out of the deal with Saudi citing the "India" reason.

    These Pak assh0l3s will do any drama to position themselves. India need to be on hyper alert.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    If mercenaries can do your dirty job, why would you commit your troops on the ground.
    The situation in Gulf states is very complex. The monarchies have kept their people happy by doling out huge amounts of subsidies and keeping them in luxury. They rely on imported workforce for every single thing. They will fly fancy aircrafts, bomb from a safe position but will not fight on the front.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    Yusuf, Pakistan will send recently retired army men to fight for them. If you recall they had sent ex-servicemen to Bahrain to crush the Shia uprising. They will be trained non state actors, satisfying everyone. Behind the scenes hectic negotiations are going in.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    my question is whether pakistan is capable of doing such an act, it is like walking on a thin rope, can paki do the balancing act? not to mention the sandwiched position of pakis between sauds and the Iran.
    the Gulf have already warned pakis to take a definitive stance in this matter and not do balancing act. a country like India can do it (with its history of Non alignment), but since pakis have already taken the saudi money, and performed the Bitch act before, i donot think that paki will do anything of importance to dissolve the matter peacefully (it is not in their hands anyway), but since they (paki) want to appease neighbour Iran, and avoid a sunni-shia conflict in paki land itself, nawaz sharif is acting fool and giving false pretenses.
     
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    Re: Pakistan PM to intensify diplomatic efforts to solve Yemen conflic

    true ,pakis can not anger arab. its becoz of arab $$$$ and free oil, Pakistan is surviving for the last 67 yrs.
     

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