Joint session of Parliament on April 6 to discuss Yemen situation

Joint session of Parliament on April 6 to discuss Yemen situation


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has decided to summon joint session of the Parliament on April 6 for discussion on Yemen situation.

A high level consultative meeting which was held in Islamabad on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to have threadbare discussion on the evolving situation in Yemen took the decision to this effect.

The meeting strongly condemned the actions by “non-state actors” (Shiite Houthi rebels) in Yemen to overthrow a legitimate government, and called upon the warring factions to resolve all issues peacefully.

It affirmed that Pakistan’s national interest will remain the guiding principle of Pakistan’s foreign policy. It also reaffirmed that any violation of Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity will evoke a strong response from Pakistan.

On the occasion, the delegation led by the defence minister Khawaja Asif and comprising the prime minister’s advisor on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and senior military officials, which recently concluded visit to Saudi Arabia, apprised the meeting about its talks with the Saudi officials on the issue.

The meeting was also attended by the finance minister Ishaq Dar, the prime minister’s advisor on national security and foreign affairs, the prime minister’s special assistant Tariq Fatemi, the foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhary, the army chief General Raheel Sharif, the air chief marshal Sohail Amaan, acting chief of naval staff vice admiral Khan Hasham bin Saddique and other senior officials.

Defence minister terms his visit to Saudi Arabia successful

The defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the Pakistani delegation held positive talks with the Saudi Defence Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other senior officials on the situation in Yemen.

In a twitter message after completing two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, he said that the visit helped the delegation to have better understanding of the conflict in Yemen and the concerns of the Saudi brethren.

The minister said that report about the visit is being submitted to the prime minister soon.

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