Pakistan’s role in the GCC conflict

Published: June 18, 2017

SIALKOT: The recent rift in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should be of great concern for Pakistan, as we have deep brotherly relations with the Arab world. In this situation of turmoil, Islamabad should play its role in reconciling the Arab states.

Pakistan being the only Islamic country possessing a nuclear weapon can play an important role in this situation of dispersion in the Arab world.

Moreover, the Arab states must realise their actual foe and should focus on dialogue to restore the brotherhood among them.

Together these GCC states can form a strong alliance against terrorism and anti-Islamic forces, while other neutral-GCC states like Kuwait and Oman should keep playing their role as mediators between Qatar and the rest.


Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2017.

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