ISLAMABAD: JUI (F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Thursday said that the government should have categorically supported Saudi Arabia in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to the expectation of the Kingdom.
Talking informally to the media at the Parliament House he said the parliamentary resolution on the dispute is on one side but the government has to keep in view the religious and brotherly relations with the Kingdom. He said the Saudi government was expecting an announcement from Pakistan to standby it in the ongoing operation against Yemeni rebels which would have discouraged the rebels and the fighting would have stopped.
The JUI(F) Chief said the Parliamentary Resolution in fact gave encouragement to the rebels.
He hoped that the Prime Minister would be able to remove the reservations of the Saudi government during his visit after the parliamentary and UN resolutions.
He again emphasised that international diplomatic protocols should have been set aside because Pakistan has exemplary bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia. He said the JUI(F) has no reservations but they have complaints against the government that it has not taken into confidence about Yemen crisis.
He said the situation in Pakistan and other Muslim countries was being disturbed under an international conspiracy to spread anarchy. He said the need of the hour is that the Muslim Ummah must take decisions with far sightedness.
To a question, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that out of one million IDPs, only a dozen of families have gone back.