PM Nawaz Sharif to issue policy statement on Saudi-Yemen situation

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will give an important statement on Saudi-Yemen situation on Monday evening, according to a short a statement issued by the prime minister’s house in Islamabad.

“The PM would deliver an important statement on Yemen-Saudi Arabia issue at 6:30 pm today at the PM house,” the statement said.

The prime minister’s statement will be broadcast on Pakistan Television (PTV) at 06:30 pm and will inform the nation on the situation unfolding in Yemen and Pakistan’s response to Saudi Arabia’s request of military intervention.

The premier will also take the nation into confidence over the Parliament’s resolution on remaining neutral in Yemen and Pakistan’s future course of action.

The sources said that prior to issuing the statement, the prime minister is expected to hold an important meeting with civil and military leaders. They said that the situation in the Middle East with emphasis on Yemen will be discussed in the meeting.

On Friday, the joint session of the Parliament unanimously passed a resolution, urging the federal government to maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict. However, lawmakers expressed unequivocal support to Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to its territorial integrity or Haramain Sharifain.

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