Parliament to decide on sending troops to Saudi Arabia: FO

Pak ship arrives in Mukallah to evacuate 175 Pakistanis: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says that Parliament would decide on issue of sending troops to Saudi Arabia according to peoples’ aspirations and national interest.

This was said by Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam during her weekly press briefing in Islamabad Thursday. She said that Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to protect the territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia. She said that Pakistan condemned all non-state actors to over throw a legitimate government of Yemen. Pakistan also called upon the warring groups in Yemen to move towards dialogue.

Giving updates about the ongoing evacuation operation to bring back Pakistanis home, the spokesperson said that 186 stranded Pakistanis have been embarked to Djibouti through Chinese ship earlier today, which is scheduled to anchor on Djibouti port at 2100hrs Pakistani time. She said these Pakistanis will be brought back to Pakistan through special flight of Pakistan International Airlines. She told that our embassy in Ethiopia will take care for the immigration, transit, transport, and other necessary arrangements of these Pakistanis.

She said that in Mukallah, our ship has already arrived, however, due to overnight skirmishes, evacuation of 175 Pakistanis already present on the port could not be started. She said as soon as they are cleared by the military authorities of the port, these stranded Pakistanis would be directly brought back to Karachi.

About Yemeni capital Sana’a, Tasnim Aslam told that around 145 Pakistanis have assembled and are in constant contact of Foreign Office’s crisis management cell.

INP

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