Pakistan seeks diplomatic solution for Syrian crisis

Published: April 15, 2018
Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

KARACHI    : Pakistan on Saturday stressed the need to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria in the wake of joint strikes by the United States and its allies in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapons attack by President Bashar al Assad.

In the wake of recent events, Pakistan has signalled that it believes a clear policy of diplomacy should be adopted in solving the Syrian crisis.

According to a source in the federal government, Pakistan has reviewed the statements and reactions of different states following the US-led military attack and it believes that the UN and Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) must play a role in solving the crisis.

Pakistan weighs down imminent Syria air strikes

Sources have said that Pakistan’s policy is that it does not interfere in another country’s internal affairs. If the need arises, Pakistan will play its diplomatic role in resolving the Syrian problem after approval from the Prime Minister.

A former diplomat and an expert on international relations Jamil Khan told Express that an investigation should be launched to find out if the Syrian government used chemical weapons. He said the military strikes violated international law.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Sexton
    Apr 15, 2018 - 11:14AM

    From the short history of the last 20 years it would appear that the west would not be remotely interested in a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis they have created. Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 15, 2018 - 3:51PM

    I think both sides of the sub continent should not interfere in this Syrian crisis . there are already many so called freinds / allies / peace makers in that region . Recommend

  • Menon
    Apr 15, 2018 - 4:30PM

    Rest of the world was waiting breathlessly for Pakistan to ask!

    Peace will ensue forthwith.Recommend

  • kadwa sach
    Apr 15, 2018 - 7:24PM

    “Pakistan seeks diplomatic solution for Syrian crisis.” Is anybody listening?!!!! Recommend

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