UAE has warned Pakistan of heavy price for not joining in the coalition forces in Yemen invasion.
Pakistani lawmakers’ call for the government to remain neutral on the escalating crisis in Yemen has evoked a strong response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“The vague and contradictory stands of Pakistan and Turkey are an absolute proof that Arab security — from Libya to Yemen — is the responsibility of none but Arab countries,” UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash said.
Speaking to renowned Emirati newspaper Khaleej Times, Garhash warned Pakistan of having to pay a “heavy price” for taking on what he called an “ambiguous stand”. He added that Pakistan should take a clear position “in favour of its strategic relations with the six-nation Arab Gulf cooperation Council”.
Pakistan’s civil society and political parties took a strong stand against government’s intention of sending armed forces and Air force pilots to bomb the innocent civilians of Yemen.
Civil society protests and media awareness campaigns played a very important role in making the pro-Saudi prime minister Nawaz Sharif and family to not go ahead with the earlier planned aggression against Yemen.