Threat to S Arabia will evoke strong reaction from Pakistan: Nawaz

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    Threat to S Arabia will evoke strong reaction from Pakistan: Nawaz

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    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan.

    This was said by Nawaz while chairing a high-level meeting at the PM House to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and to examine Saudi Arabia's request to join the Gulf-led operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen, said a statement issued by PM House on Thursday.



    The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.

    Nawaz said Pakistan enjoys close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and attaches great importance to their security.

    The participants of the meeting decided that a high-level delegation will visit Saudi Arabia on Friday to assess the situation. Khawaja Asif, Sartaj Aziz along with senior representatives from the armed forces will be part of the delegation in this regard, the statement added.

    Earlier, the Foreign Office said Pakistan was examining Saudi Arabia's request.

    Sartaj Aziz confirmed that top Saudi officials had contacted the Pakistani leadership requesting it to join the Yemen operation. A decision has not yet been taken, Aziz said.

    He further said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had summoned a high-level meeting this evening to consult his close aides over the matter.

    Earlier during the day, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam told reporters at the weekly media briefing in Islamabad that Saudi Arabia had contacted Pakistan on an emergency basis and extended the invitation to join the operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    She did not specify the details of the request made by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan but said that the matter was being examined.

    Aslam said that the Pakistani mission in Yemen has been placed on alert and has been asked to keep in touch with the Pakistan community residing there.

    "The Pakistani community has been asked to be ready for possible evacuation," she further said.

    The Foreign Office spokesperson said that no decision has been made by Islamabad with regard to closing its mission in Sanaa.

    Read: Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes against Houthis in Yemen

    Diplomatic sources told DawnNews that a top Saudi functionary has contacted the top leadership of Pakistan over telephone and sought Pakistan's cooperation in the offensive launched in Yemen.

    Although Pakistani authorities have given a hint of cooperation, they told the Saudis that a final decision will be takn after consulting the military.

    Sources also said the Pakistan permanent mission to UN is also being briefed on this latest crisis.

    Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, Saudi officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the US-supported Yemeni president had taken refuge.

    Gulf broadcaster al-Arabiya TV reported that the kingdom was contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the operations and that allies Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan were ready to take part in a ground offensive in Yemen.

    Saudi Arabia's SPA state news agency later said that five Muslim countries including Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan want to participate in the Gulf-led military coalition against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    They have “expressed desire to participate in the operation” against the rebels, which the kingdom dubbed “Firmness Storm”, the state news agency further said.

    Read: Houthis consolidate control over Yemen state institutions

    These latest developments follow a southward advance by Houthi militants, who are said to be backed by Iran, who took control of the capital Sanaa in September and seized the central city of Taiz at the weekend as they move closer to the new southern base of US-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

    Iran condemns assault
    The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned on Thursday the military operation by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies in Yemen, state television reported.

    It gave no further details.

    Iran denies providing money and training to the Shia Houthi militia in Yemen, as claimed by some Western and Yemeni officials.


    Threat to S Arabia will evoke strong reaction from Pakistan: Nawaz - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    Demonstrations back Saudi Arabia

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    LAHORE: Groups following the Ahle Hadith school of thought on Friday showed solidarity with Saudi Arabia against the threats from insurgents in Yemen.

    Jamaatud Dawa held demonstrations in the federal and provincial capitals and raised slogans in favour of the kingdom.

    Speaking to the participants in Lahore, Hafiz Saeed said a nationwide movement would be launched against alleged conspiracies being hatched by Jewish and Christian lobbies against Riyadh.

    He also announced convening an all-party conference soon to assemble all political and religious parties on a single platform for framing a joint line of action on feared threats to Saudi Arabia. He urged the Iranian government to become a part of the Muslim world instead of falling prey to the Zionists.

    Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith chief Senator Sajid Mir left for the kingdom here on Friday to meet Saudi rulers and express support of, what a press release, said Pakistani people in the need of the hour.

    Published in Dawn, March 28th, 2015
     
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    its goood, lets watch drama, where all muslim countries fight with themselves:p:p:p:p
     
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    Pakistan is caught between the devil and the deep sea. On the one hand is their friend Saudi Arabia who hands out billion dollar candies to Pakistan whenever they need military help and on the other hand is Iran their uneasy neighbour and a majority Shia country. Any anti shia help given by Pakistan will not go down well with Iran. Iran and Saudi are already fighting a proxy war on pakistani turf. With all the radicalized potpourri addition of shia sunni conflict will create serious problems for Pakistan. Pakistan can't say "NO" to Saudi just like they could not say "No", to USA for the War on terror.
     
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    Imran Khan is currently under fire for a leaked tape. Poor guy the more the tries the deeper a hole he digs for himself.:scared2:
     
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    Pakistan is basically reliant on a drip feed of Persian Gulf money. T'goes without saying Saudis and others are smart enough to make Pak slaves dance to their piping.
     
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    its good paki send troops in yemen let them bleed more , enjoy the show:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The statement must be read in reference to Pakis wanting to be the leaders and supreme warriors for Sunni Islam.

    Are the Pakis saying that it is not Saudi but they the Pakis that are the leaders ... threat to Mecca will evoke strong reaction (not any other nation and also not Saudi threatening others - like a proper alliance and support). What happening in Yemen contributing to making this statement that was there before Yemen. But Yemen has made it juicy because Saudis are saying it is them that are the true leaders and they have 9 others apart from Pakis. This ought to have been a Paki led initiative must be the thinking in Paki land.
     
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    Two F-22P heading to Yemen today


    nice to see pakis enter the dragon.

    BTW Why not pakis send jihadis sitting idle in POK camps to fight on saudi yemen border:p:p
     
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    They could drop the self exploding Jihadis from F-22s... Bombs with beard!
    But

    Pakistan Rejects Rumours of Sending Troops to Yemen
    Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected rumours of sending Pakistani troops to join a Saudi-backed coalition forces fighting Houthi rebels in war-stricken Yemen.

    “These are several reports in the media which are completely baseless,” Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhary told a press briefing Saturday night, according to thenews.com.

    A Pakistani delegation will leave for Riyadh in the next 24 to 48 hours, he said, but rejected reports that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led coalition bombing targets in Yemen, calling them “speculations”.
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    “The reality is that our leadership is in contact with their (Saudi) leadership, and we have proposed that our delegation will visit and assess the situation, after which we will make decisions,” he said.

    “If you go by assumptions and what others may have said, I do not think it will do justice to the situation," he said.
    The foreign secretary said that Pakistan has seven defence training pacts with Saudi Arabia.

    “We have defence agreements with Saudi Arabia: they come here to get training and we go there to give them training,” he said.
    He reiterated that Pakistan had not sent any additional soldiers to Saudi Arabia.:bathbaby:

    The foreign secretary added that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had spoken to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Friday night by telephone, restating Islamabad’s staunch support for the Gulf kingdom.

    “The prime minister had assured the king that the safety and security of Saudi Arabia is very important for Pakistan :fishing: and any threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity will be the cause of great concern for Pakistan,” Chaudhry said.

    Saudi Arabia launched air strikes on Thursday to defend the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi from the advancing insurgents.

    Pakistan is a longstanding ally of Saudi Arabia with close military ties, but Islamabad has not yet committed to the operation, which has drawn strong criticism from its neighbour Iran.


    Pakistan Rejects Rumours of Sending Troops to Yemen / Sputnik India English - News, Opinion, Radio
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    Pakistan has got to be the most embarrassing country. It has no self-respect.
     
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    pakis govt fooling their jahil janta.


    according to some paki news channel some 1000 gazi paki troops already reached saudi for training and logistic support.


    slowly and slowly they are entering in dal dal ,after all they need free oil and $$$$ from saudis
     
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    since 1947...
     
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    Ofcourse...Pak will armtwist Saudi at this time to get more $$$$s and make themselves more important in this whole affair.
     
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    The fool Nawaz cannot control the threat these fundamentalists are posing his country and he talks of saving Saudi Arabia!

    But then that is OK since Pakistanis live in delusion and denials.

    That is their national signature.
     
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    Yemen: Pakistan Army sees opportunities in the mercerncery market – by Himayat Kiyani

    I don t understand what is all the fuss about the Pakistan Army going to Yemen. There is nothing new here, it’s just that the world is becoming painfully see-through. I do not see any means of getting along without money. You have to look at the commercial value of things. Being the proud pragmatist institution it is, Pak Army attributes money the sort of royalty that begets loyalty. In a nation where everyone sells that which does not belong to them, and their dupes pay their illusory values in genuine coin, there abound merchants of heaven, merchants of religion, merchants of miracles, merchants of patr what is wrong if our Army gravitates towards the one who garnishes its purse the best? Who can bid higher than the KSA and the USA (the two brothers) combined? We must learn to bow before the economic facts.

    I actually feel deeply sorry that the PM Nawaz Sharif has to backtrack on his intent in the face of unexpectedly widespread opposition from within the country. What a loss of an opportunity to garner hard currency for the deepest of pockets in the Republic. It is amazing how many noble conceptions are stillborn in the heat of an increasingly transparent world. I am dismayed to see how all other political parties and the likes of Sunni Tehreek are blind to the forces of supply and demand in the mercenary market as well as the sensitivities of our nation’s foremost principal-agent relationship. Hence, my ruing the opportunity that seems to be slipping away despite the PM’s clean instinct to profit from it. I am sure that with Kiyani around, the PM may have been in a better position to contrive a solution in the interest of the pockets all round.


    These guys need to be pragmatic. After all, mercenaries have been a fixture in organized warfare since ancient times. They served Israel under both David and Solomon. Greek mercenaries served in Egypt prior to 500 BC. The tradition has never ebbed away and is very much alive and thriving. If 1970 Jordan was right, if Pakistan Army’s long presence in Saudi Arabia is right, if counseling Bahrain’s royals is right then what is wrong with making some more money by butchering a few thousand Houthis? Why let the Egyptians run away with the prize money? Long live the mercenary spirit.

    We have to look at Pakistan’s commitments in the Middle East with an open mind. A few things worth noting are:
    Pakistan was made for and in the name of Islam and overtly claims itself to be bastion of Islam. Therefore, it cannot remain aloof from the problems of the Ummah and what is happening in the Muslim world.
    We may be surprised by some of the developments in the Middle East but we still have to approach them strategically.
    Any effort to seek balance should not come at the expense of Pax-Saudi system –the imperial project in which the KSA enjoys the dominant position within a network of Muslim countries- of which we have been a part for a long while. Muslim countries that are outside this network are considered rogue and must be restrained, diplomatically or with force.
    Pakistan was always supposed to provide military canopy to this network and to extend a nuclear umbrella over the KSA, especially when the balance of power is upset against the KSA.
    Hence, now that the KSA is at war it is not possible for Pakistan to simply slither offstage, discarding expectations and leaving the KSA up the creek in a desert.


    Yemen: Pakistan Army sees opportunities in the mercerncery market – by Himayat Kiyani
     
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