Mar 28, 2015

What’s for Pakistan in Yemen War?

The Saudi interest engages the United States with Yemen on a level well beyond counter-terrorism. Saudi Arabia is far and away America’s most important Arab ally left standing. Its critical role in the global energy market as well as its cooperation with the United States in the dual struggle against both Iran and the Islamic State (ISIS) mean that the United States cares deeply about what happens to Saudi Arabia. 

While Pakistan offered help to Saudi Arab in war against Yemen. Reason the Sharif Government has deepest corner for Saudis and want to be America’s apple of the eye. With one indulgence they want to get into America’s and Saudi Arab’s good books. May be it is high time to repay price of the gifted animals and birds; but it’s costing high.

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Friday warned that Pakistan should not take part in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. “First, we were thrust into the war in Afghanistan. That fire engulfed Pakistan,” he said, cautioning the government not be forced into participating in another war.

Speaking on the floor of the assembly, the Pakistan People's Party senior leader said he expected that Parliament would be taken into confidence over the current developments in the Middle East and Yemen.

“Today, we read in the newspapers that the government has decided to go and protect Saudi Arabia,” he said. “The House should be taken into confidence before taking any decision,” he added, warning that if Pakistan will be “engulfed in fire if we decide go into this war”.

Shah said that Pakistan should go to the Middle East to restore peace and not to participate in war. Same opinion was of PTI leader Imran Khan.

Pakistan is not the only one interested in war against Yemen. The 10 countries involved in the intervention in Yemen are: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, and Pakistan. 

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