Saudi says Pakistan wants to join fight against Yemen rebels

Published: March 26, 2015
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Saudi-owned news channel says Pakistan will dispatch jet fighters and warships to take part in the campaign. PHOTO: AFP

Saudi-owned news channel says Pakistan will dispatch jet fighters and warships to take part in the campaign. PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Thursday that five Muslim countries including Egypt and Pakistan want to participate in the Gulf-led military coalition against Huthi rebels who have seized large swathes of Yemen.

Together with Jordan, Morocco and Sudan, they have “expressed desire to participate in the operation” against the rebels, which the kingdom dubbed “Firmness Storm”, Saudi SPA state news agency said.

Egypt participated in the Saudi-led campaign against Huthi militias in Yemen with its naval and air forces, an Egyptian military source said on Thursday.

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck the rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president on Thursday, a gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing from Washington.

Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, announced earlier a decision to “answer the call of President Hadi to protect Yemen and his people from the aggression of the Huthi militia.”

The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including the five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government.

Adel al-Jubeir did not name other members of the coalition.

The United States said it would provide “logistical and intelligence support” to the operation.

Britain’s Foreign Office said on Thursday that Britain supports Saudi Arabia’s decision to intervene militarily in Yemen, adding that it regarded recent actions by Huthi militia there as a sign of their disregard for the political process.

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya news channel said the UAE sent 30 jet fighters to Saudi Arabia to take part in the air strikes, while Jordan will be participating with six aircraft.

The channel also said that Egypt and Pakistan would dispatch jet fighters and warships to take part in the campaign.

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi had urged Arab countries to intervene militarily as anti-government forces closed in on the southern city of Aden, where he had taken refuge.

Yemen has been gripped by growing turmoil since the Huthi rebels overran the capital Sanaa in September.

Iran condemns Saudi strikes in Yemen as ‘dangerous step’

Iran condemned regional rival Saudi Arabia on Thursday for launching air strikes on Huthi rebels in Yemen, saying it was “a dangerous step” that violated “international responsibilities and national sovereignty.”

Foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham said that the military action would “further complicate the situation, spread the crisis and remove opportunities for a peaceful resolution of Yemen’s internal differences.”

“This aggression will have no result except to spread terrorism and extremism, and increase insecurity throughout the region,” she said in a statement, calling for an immediate halt to the air strikes.

Her comments were echoed by Alaedin Boroujerdi, the head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, who accused Saudi Arabia of irresponsibility.

“The fact that Saudi Arabia has fanned the flames of a new war in the region shows its carelessness,” he said, in comments carried by the Fars news agency.

“The smoke of this fire will go into the eyes of Saudi Arabia as war is never limited to one place only. We hope this military operation will be halted immediately and the Yemen problem solved through political means.”

Boroujerdi accused the United States of backing the Saudi air strikes.

“America, which leads the fire mongering in the region, has supported this act and no doubt Saudi Arabia and some countries in the Arab cooperation council would not get involved without America’s permission,” he said.

“Having imposed long years of crisis in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, America has in practice started another crisis and massacre on the Islamic world and this act is strongly condemned,” he added.

Senator inquires government’s stance on Saudi request

Independent Senator Mohsin Khan Leghari submitted a call attention notice in Senate on Thursday, seeking an explanation from concerned authorities over Saudi Arabia’s request for Pakistan to provide assistance in its campaign against Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Leghari asked minister incharge of the cabinet division to clarify the government’s stance on Saudi request.

Leghari said the House must be apprised about the possibilities of our armed forces being sent to take part in the conflict.

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Reader Comments (92)

  • Mirza
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:50AM

    Of course Pakistan would be happy to join Saudis for the right price. Recommend

  • gazal
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:55AM

    Means Saudi Arabia was highest bidder. Go Pakistan go attain your destiny of fight other,s war. Recommend

  • Zaida
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:58AM

    When ruin approaches, the first thing to go is wisdom.
    It will be just foolish for Pakistan to interfere in Yemen. Iran will not keep quiet and it will team up with India to cause mayhem in Pakistan.Recommend

  • mk
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:59AM

    Pakistan as always getting sold. Fighting someone else’s wars for loose change money. Answering the call of their masters and then complaining of international conspiracy while facing consequences.Recommend

  • Zubair
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:02AM

    I hope to see a quick rebuttal of the statement from Pakistan come soon. Recommend

  • analyst
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:03AM

    Bad omen Recommend

  • zara
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:13AM

    Why would pakistan come. Iwill wait for pakistan to announceRecommend

  • AK47
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:19AM

    So Pakistani mercenaries going to another battlefield.Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 10:24AM

    Why us? Where is US and UN? Has the parliament approved it?Recommend

  • gazal
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:29AM

    When feudal lords go to war they take attendants along. years of houbara bustard hunting in balochistan has drilled “”attendants”” drill to masters requirements.Recommend

  • Shabbir
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:30AM

    Pakistan forces are always available on rent….so nothing new Pak forces will join Saudi arab to attack another muslim country…but Pakistan will definitely fire back…Recommend

  • abc
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:36AM

    Thats ridiculous why we should intervene into someone else business when we cannot get our own house in order. We should not get caught into some conspiracy and if we really want to enter than we should also make coalition to get indian troops out of Kashmir.Recommend

  • abc
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:38AM

    Remember no troops on ground only air strikes and no one left behindRecommend

  • ma musafir
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:39AM

    Pakistan shouldn’t intrrfere in others affairs….first should fix its own matters at home. ..Recommend

  • ajeet
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:43AM

    Can I bid?Recommend

  • sane voice
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:44AM

    We can never mind our own business….. we have so much calm nd peace in our country with troops to spare that we r willung to jump in some one elses businessRecommend

  • Realist
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:46AM

    Why not, for once, side with our more pragmatic neighbor — Iran?Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:47AM

    fake news, tribune has no any evidence of this news, making conspiracies Tribune best hobby Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 10:50AM

    @Zaida: Iran has already teamed up with US, Israel on this issue. If Pakistan doesn’t participate now, same thing will be repeated in Pakistan soon. They have to be firm on this issue.
    Forget India, who is going to have a bigest problem soon. Mark my words on that. Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 10:56AM

    @ma musafir:
    @gazal: Its not others matter. This is a cause which the whole Muslim Ummah is facing right now. Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Libya, Egypt and now Yemen. Pakistan is doing the right thing, joking the forces. Same thing will be practice in Pakistan soon and than Pakistan would need help from these countries too. Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:59AM

    If the Yemini president is cornered in Aden with a handful of local supporters that means that the Houthies command ample support from within the masses to form a credible govt and rule. the fugitive Yemeni ex president has no credence to rule over Yemen.

    Its a critical juncture for Pakistan Army and the country they rule to indulge yet again in a morally depraved operation like this.

    Let us hope, they come forward to negate this claimRecommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 11:09AM

    @Shahid:
    US is with Iran, supporting the rebels but as they don’t want to upset Arabs so they did not announced it. Iran is supporting the Mobs to kill the civilians as they did in Iraq. Pakistan has to stand up against it so this radical movement doesn’t come to Pakistan. Recommend

  • N
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:11AM

    Fake news. High profiled analysts have stated Pakistan does not plan on joining the war

    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/saudi-pakistan-yemen-taliban-iran-sunni-salman.htmlRecommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 11:12AM

    @AK47: so as Iranian mercenaries are sent to Yemen for this Unrest. Now the question for you is, will you support India if they send their mercenaries to Pakistan?Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 11:14AM

    @ajeet:
    You can Shut up….Recommend

  • Mar 26, 2015 - 11:15AM

    US is with Iran, supporting the rebels but as they don’t want to upset Arabs so they did not announced it. Iran is supporting the Mobs to kill the civilians as they did in Iraq. Pakistan has to stand up against it so this radical movement doesn’t come to Pakistan. Recommend

  • F Khan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:23AM

    has parliament approved this? Why should this country get involved in a fight that does not concern it? While understandably, Mr Shariff has to obey his Master; does he realize that the country is not his personal domain? May be he can privately finance mercenaries for this work and allow the country to deal with its own problems first?Recommend

  • MAK
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:39AM

    Its not bad to help and support Arab and Muslim countries, but our country is severely affected and it is in the state of War against terrorism and Proxy war among brother muslim countries. Therefore, it is not good to poke our nose in matters that will show our inclination towards one particular brother Muslim country.Recommend

  • sardarzaheer
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:41AM

    Pakistan comes first is only way forward…Recommend

  • Wajih
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:45AM

    Iran is playing dangerous sectarian game across the Muslim world in general and Middle East in particular. Its efforts to make Iraq a Shia country and support sectarian groups in Lebanon and Syria and now in Yemen and Bahrian has plunged Middle East in choas, It should release that it is playing a dangerous game which will create devestation. It is unfortunate to say but if Iran succeeds in its efforts in ME than it will turn its attention to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia. It has to be stopped somewhere before it comes to our borders. It must be given relaization of the consequences of its policies.Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 26, 2015 - 11:46AM

    @Hamid Abbasi
    Kindly get your facts right. The dilemma of Pakistan is people with mentality like yours. We have seen too much inside and out of our country and been through a lot and yet we are hesitant in identifying and siding with the truth. IS was not made by Iran and nor was Alqaeda; also they were not funding madrassahs in our country or meddling in the affairs of other countries.. yes, they saved Iraq from the onslaught of IS and also backed Assad against alqaeda, nusra, IS and the likes; In the case of Yemen, dont confuse it on sectarian grounds; a handful of houthies cannot take over the entire country… its the mass movement of the people led by houthies…
    such overtures will make pakistani army weak…and loose moral ground of support…..
    siding with the saudies…give me a break… can that be right?Recommend

  • Mobster
    Mar 26, 2015 - 12:15PM

    Why didn’t Pakistan fought for Palestine, if we are truly sincere to this helping out stuff!Recommend

  • ali
    Mar 26, 2015 - 12:19PM

    No ! Pak army will not join ! pakistan refused saudi request many time Recommend

  • SEAsian
    Mar 26, 2015 - 12:24PM

    Muslim world is in a civil war. Don’t know who will be left standing but there will be a lot of destruction before this ends.Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 12:32PM

    Even no any news found over internet Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Mar 26, 2015 - 1:08PM

    Its sad how some Pakistanis are defending Iran more than their own country… classic case of cross loyalties…Recommend

  • Asad
    Mar 26, 2015 - 1:46PM

    Bad choice ! Pakistan should restirct its support to Saudis incase there is threat to them but should not go beyond that. Recommend

  • Milind
    Mar 26, 2015 - 1:54PM

    As with support for drones, Pakistani establishment is again speaking in forked tongues while supporting Saudis… Officially deny any support, but internally give a nod.Recommend

  • Khan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:04PM

    Why not India now? hire our Pakistani engineers and doctors we will support , starch our back will do yours. Recommend

  • riz
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:33PM

    @Zaida:
    iran is already team up with India and causing mayhem in Pakistan.Recommend

  • JD
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:37PM

    In case Pakistan decides to join the war in Yemen, people of Pakistan should let the Generals and politicians know, that we don´t accept their decision. I hope we will not as usual protest from our comfortable sofas, because then these sell-out Generals and their political comrades will as always just bypass the nation and bring further decline to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Irfan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:39PM

    Payback time for the US$1.5 billion the Saudis loaned to Pak.Recommend

  • Basit
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:42PM

    This is why they paid us $1.5 billion last year. Pakistanis have short memories and have forgetten all about it. The Saudis haven’t and are calling in the favours now.Recommend

  • ajeet
    Mar 26, 2015 - 2:42PM

    @Hamid Abbasi:
    I’m trying to help Pakistan here. They might get better price if they put themselves on eBay and allow more countries to bid.Recommend

  • Khwaja
    Mar 26, 2015 - 3:21PM

    Pakistan. Please donot do it. Need to part ways from.Saudi US agenda. Yemen will be divided into 2 countries as it is. Let’s not be party to it Recommend

  • Syed Murtaza
    Mar 26, 2015 - 3:27PM

    @ Hamid Abbasi
    Get your facts right.
    We know what is going on in the world. You cannot manipulate the facts to that extent. Recommend

  • Faisal Ashfaq
    Mar 26, 2015 - 3:39PM

    I think we (Pakistan) should participate in the war. The situation of yemen is that, much of the country is taken over by houthi militants including, our swat was once taken over by militants too and we have been in economic situations when we needed help and saudis did help us.

    Its just the diplomatic aspect that Pakistan should be careful about not to upset the iranians and also the public of yemen.Recommend

  • not too true
    Mar 26, 2015 - 3:54PM

    @Mirza:
    you are genius mirza!Recommend

  • Hashmi
    Mar 26, 2015 - 3:59PM

    Lets hope its not true. Now is the time for payback the “Grant” we received from Generous Saudis. Karaye k Qatil as always.Recommend

  • MAK
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:00PM

    Dear Faisal Ashfaq, People like you are equally being blamed for mass killing of Pakistani people by terrorists. You are commenting on the bogus facts, nothing like this would have ever happened.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:12PM

    Why can’t the arabs fight their own wars. Too lazy and too coward and too much easy money.Recommend

  • rukhsar
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:25PM

    Pak Army should not join the others fight… plzzzzzzzzRecommend

  • Lord
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:45PM

    @riz:
    What about the terrorist funding in Pakistan by ur Saudis.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:54PM

    Saudi Arabia is Pakistan’s best friend. No other country has helped Pakistan more than Saudi Arabia. Pakistan should never leave its best friend and brother in hard times. Don’t worry our brother, we are on our way.Recommend

  • Atif Salahuddin
    Mar 26, 2015 - 4:57PM

    So will Pakistan also act the next time Israel attacks Gaza? Why is it that to defend Gaza numerous excuses are made but to act as a proxy in another US created war in Yemen Pakistan’s rulers are falling over themselves to come to the aid of the US backed despotic regime in Saudi Arabia?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:04PM

    We are currently busy fighting our own wars.Our army should not be called anywhere else at this point of time it’s critical for our own defense.Recommend

  • Malikpur Janderbari - Abbottabad
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:09PM

    All, shows your negative mentality…. Pakistan always behaved as responsible nation, however if brothers Arab countries request for help along with Turkey should not abstain, should offer to a some extent but should not keep away from helping others. Don’t forget Pakistan has millions of pple who work in these arab countries and earning forex for you…. Please don’t put negative arguments… Saudi Arabia always helped Pakistan on all forums…!Recommend

  • Umar
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:20PM

    Why is ET censor my post. Saudis are our brothers and we should 100% to help. Nothing wrong in helping Saudi Arabia which has helped us many times in the past.Recommend

  • MK
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:26PM

    Another blunder by shareef, who thinks this is some sort of family affair, and he can thank his saudi masters for personal favours by sending Pakistani troops to Yemen. DONT GET INVOLVED. Leave this to the arabs, the GCC, and its wannabe members like Morocco and Jordan. Pakistan will never be a part of the GCC so just stay out of this whole thing. Recommend

  • khan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:52PM

    Pakistan’s support shall only be intelligence related and securing Saudi borders if any support is rendered.

    Otherwise, Pakistan will only lose by rendering any military support. This whole game is a phase of ARAB SPRING, where Saudi will become part of it soon as the Western Supported Arab Spring is already knocking on Saudi doors.

    The only winner of all this mess is Western Nations. They will make huge money by selling these oil rich countries arms and as a consequence drain the ARABS foreign reserves……finally ditching them to fight each other.

    For Pakistan, it means, strengthening IRAN (which will happen as soon as the nuclear negotiations are resolved) and forming IRAN/HINDUSTAN/AFGHANISTAN nexus.

    Pakistan shall watch it’s steps and properly analyze the situation.Recommend

  • bash gul
    Mar 26, 2015 - 5:55PM

    Why are the Saudis not turning to Uncle Sam? He is the kafeel of the Saudi govt.Recommend

  • Pakistan lover
    Mar 26, 2015 - 6:12PM

    Pakistan knows well about its interests…Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 26, 2015 - 6:22PM

    Pakistan should help Saudia Arab in this tiem of crisis, Saudia Arab is the best friend of Pakistan,while Iran is wreakign havoc in sunni countires by exporting its shia revolution in sunni countries, it must be stopped,Pakistan must support Saudia Arab.Recommend

  • Syed Tariiq
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:10PM

    First, I dont think Pakistan has or will join, this is all propaganda by the Saudis. Secondly, Pakistan should make any involvement contingent on the fact that, later all these Arab nations will form a coalition to free Kashmir from India.

    Otherwise, sit back and watch the fireworks, I cant stand the corrupt Arabs anyways, so removing them would be a good thing.

    Pakistan needs to stay out, I dont know a single citizen in Pakistan that supports this, Mr Sharif is a NAUKAR of the house of Saud, he is their agent, and I hope Raheel Sharif can override this stupid decision if it is true.Recommend

  • Syed Shah
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:21PM

    Indians need to get lost from this site, we dont want you here, why do you insist on coming and posting on a Pakistani site? have you no shame? we dont go to indian boards and dont give a rats crap for india…

    I would make any help to SA contingingent upon all Arabs boycotting India, placing economic embargo, throwing out all Indians from Arab nations and forming coalition to attack Indian forces in Kashmir, otherwise, stay put.Recommend

  • Abu Jaafar
    Mar 26, 2015 - 7:42PM

    I am a Saudi and I Love my Pakistani brothers helping us when we need them the most ! Insha’Allah we will together fight and we will win ! Long live Pakistan Recommend

  • Nadeem Khan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:23PM

    IF Pakistan attact Houtis it means That Pakistan is a supporter of alqaida or Daish
    and we are not supporters of daish or al qaida.
    THIS IS YAMEN’s INTERNAL ISSUE.Recommend

  • MJ
    Mar 26, 2015 - 8:36PM

    This could be the remaking of another Zia-ul-Haq. Our mard-e-momin who killed more Palestinians than the Israelis could ever dream of. He was then rewarded with the crown of Pakistan. I hope history does not repeat itself here. Recommend

  • Babbarsher Khan
    Mar 26, 2015 - 9:39PM

    Kaptaan, say something, if this is our war!Recommend

  • shakeel
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:25PM

    This would be a sucide if this news is true its an old sayig that,one who don’t learn from his past he will never a succesful we had perticipated in afg war in late 70 whose consiquencies are taliban and exterimisam unrest in our country why why we are going to do this again why we are dividing our nation on sunni shia basis what about isis who are burning humans alive in the name of islam but our Fo didn’t even condemn pls dont do this dont sucide for sudis or iranies no one will help us in time of curse we have gignatic problems try to resolve and make our home peaceful and prosperous sudi rulers themselve are bigest terrors world will understand in future……beside this all if we support sudi the iranies may post a great threat to us by allying india as afghanies done it in past and this could also be tactic of escalting international secterian war! We already pay $105 b dollars and 50,000 of our humans wana repeat this or greater than this?Recommend

  • globalobserver
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:55PM

    How come the Arabs have never reciprocated by sending in their soldiers to fight alongside Pakistan against India in the past four wars?Recommend

  • imran
    Mar 26, 2015 - 10:55PM

    @Zaida:
    @Mirza:
    Pakistan is capable to teach lesson to both india & iran don’t worry.Recommend

  • Nasir-ud-din Soomro
    Mar 27, 2015 - 2:02AM

    It’s same situation when Musharaf accepted 9/11 fight.Now this government wants his people to shed Holy blood. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Mar 27, 2015 - 2:18AM

    @Wajih Iran is supporting Muslims all over the world without any sectarian interest. In Iraq shias and Sunnis are fighting against Takfiris,Daesh and ISIl. It is supporting Palestinians who are Sunnis. It is supporting Kashmiris and Burmese. Please do not be narrow minded. If Iran jumps into Yemeni war then next will be Pakistan facing Talibans and destruction of country beheading men and children. Also women will be their wives and kaneez. For God’s sake spare Pakistan and do not commit folly which Zia Ul Haq committed.. : Recommend

  • debunker
    Mar 27, 2015 - 3:47AM

    This news has been debunked. This is pure sensationalismRecommend

  • Rao
    Mar 27, 2015 - 3:56AM

    @AK47:

    Don’t mock at those Pakistanis who are prepared to fight to safeguard the interest of fellow-Muslim country. They are not mercenaries. They are volunteers and nothing more.Recommend

  • Indian
    Mar 27, 2015 - 7:12AM

    @abc:
    LOL you just try that. Name the countries that will stand by you ? Not even China or any Muslim country. However eager you may be to join their wars.Recommend

  • Indian
    Mar 27, 2015 - 7:15AM

    @Hamid Abbasi:
    Filth. Article was about Pakistani forces joining Saudi forces and you had to drag India in. Now that you have. Let me tell you that we are in a position to fund massive murder and mayhem in your country but we do not because you guys are making a good job of it all by yourself.Recommend

  • Farooq
    Mar 27, 2015 - 8:51AM

    Shame on pak government getting involved in fight in Yemen for no reason. Even if they need to support Saudi. They should take in confidence our neighbor Iran.Recommend

  • Mar 27, 2015 - 9:28AM

    Unification of Yemen in 1990 sowed the seeds of discord. For a permanent solution of the problem an arrangement like that of pre 1990 would be the best solution. Let the Shia’tes and Sunnis have their own regions to govern and live in peace.Recommend

  • suleman
    Mar 27, 2015 - 10:35AM

    Pakistan, just stay away from it! Please, enough of fighting wars for others. Look, what it has done to us and someone else’s war has eventually become ours.Recommend

  • Truth
    Mar 27, 2015 - 11:24AM

    @Abu Jaafar:

    First give the rights to your PEOPLE who lived in worst conditions in Eastern Province. You r getting lots of billions of US Dollars from eastern oil rigs what you are giving to poor Saudis Shias then talk to others. Mark my words. Your royal family is butchers.Recommend

  • Raja Porus
    Mar 27, 2015 - 2:19PM

    Inexperienced commentators here are encouraged to avoid commenting on topics that are of a global and strategic level in nature. You waste your own time as well as ours. Sometimes it is better to read and learn:

    Pakistan’s objective is to NOT allow Iran ascendancy in the Middle East and Gulf region, this region falls within Pakistan’s sphere of influence. We are the regional power and we must continue to maintain the status quo.

    Secondly, more than 4 million Pakistani workers are based in the GCC. We cannot allow our GCC allies to fall and expose our workers to hostile regimes. Pakistan will do everything to protect its regional security interests. Period.Recommend

  • American Desi
    Mar 28, 2015 - 6:19AM

    @Hamid Abbasi: “US is with Iran, supporting the rebels but as they don’t want to upset Arabs so they did not announced it”. You seem to have classified info. Do you work for ISI? Your depth of knowledge makes me think so! However poor Pakistan is no position to refuse the call from Arab masters although they may issue a statement denying this. Don’t the Arabs call shots in Pakistan including mediating (or is it meddling?) between the defenders of democracy, the Military, and the elected politicians?! You must be knowing better!Recommend

  • Ali Zaidi
    Mar 28, 2015 - 2:39PM

    pakistan should contribute the remaining f16 falcons that it never for from the usa. If you know what i mean….Recommend

  • Omar Farooq
    Mar 29, 2015 - 12:19AM

    @All those stupid who want army to go for war along with Gulf state:
    – The government and the army should take care and solve the internal issues like poverty, terrorism, and top of all corruption. Don’t think that the army is innocent! They are the most corrupted department on earth.
    – You want to go for war for those countries who don’t respect Pakistan’s citizen? They treat them like an animal.Recommend

  • Omar Farooq
    Mar 29, 2015 - 12:29AM

    Yemen is suffering from hunger since decades and NO gulf state solved that issues. So the Pakistani government and the army should take care and solve the internal issues like poverty, terrorism, and top of all corruption rather then helping other states for their cause ONLY.Recommend

  • rizwan
    Mar 29, 2015 - 1:23AM

    @Zaida:
    Iran already has opposed Pakistan in 65 and 71 why fear Iran’s oppositionRecommend

  • syed @ syed
    Mar 29, 2015 - 4:15AM

    @Ali:Iran is helping Palestine and Gaza.. They are Sunni. What have you to sayRecommend

  • Sam
    Apr 11, 2015 - 7:24PM

    @mk:
    I hope u got ur answer in todays news.. IdoitRecommend

  • syed & syed
    Apr 13, 2015 - 2:30AM

    @Zaida:do not worry Iran will never act against Pakistan. Pakistanis are fully capable and allways ready to destroy and suck each others blood.Recommend

  • Rao
    Apr 13, 2015 - 8:38PM

    @Faisal Ashfaq:

    Pakistan, by jetting involved in Yemeni conflict, will be seen by Islamic nations as
    1. Champion of defending the guardian of S. Arabia , Islamic trust. For it has the expertise, disciplined army and nuclear power if it exercises the political will.
    2. Or a irresponsible member in the Ummah or just a chicken who begs for aid but does not give anything in return.

    So decide yourself.Recommend

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