ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has condemned the United Arab Emirates statement, warning Pakistan of a “heavy price” over it’s ‘ambiguous views’ of the Yemen offensive, terming it ‘unacceptable’ and a ‘violation of all diplomatic norms’, Express News reported.
On Saturday, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, accused Pakistan of favoring Iran over Gulf countries, terming its decision to remain neutral in the war “dangerous and unexpected”.
Deeming the statement as both ironic and a matter of concern, Nisar observed that the remarks violated all diplomatic norms and internationally-established ethical standards.
The interior minister maintained that the Pakistani nation is aware of its prestige and knows well to restore it.
Unanimous resolution backed govt’s commitment to protect Saudi territory. PHOTO: AFP
Nisar furthered said that Pakistan has brotherly sentiments for Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE but such remarks would not be tolerated and are unacceptable.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Arab Parliament in the Arab league Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al Jarwan also expressed his is disappointed with Parliament’s verdict of remaining neutral in the war and not providing ground or air support for the war-stricken Arab state.
On Friday, a joint session of the Parliament made a unanimous decision not to support the Saudi-led airstrikes, but reiterated that any threat to the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia would be dealt with befittingly.
According to analysts, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to release a statement on the aforementioned statement and defend the country’s recent stance adopted with consensus.