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No army brigade sent to Saudi Arabia, claims defence minister

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  1. Devil Soul

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    No army brigade sent to Saudi Arabia, claims defence minister


    ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday categorically rejected reports regarding the deployment of Pakistani army personnel to Saudi Arabia to assist the kingdom in its ongoing war with ongoing Saudi-Yemen conflict.

    “No military personnel have been sent to Saudi Arabia in perspective of the Saudi Arabia-Yemen conflict,” said the minister.

    He was speaking on the floor of the National Assembly in response to a point of order raised by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shafqat Mahmood.

    Mahmood was referring to some reports and posts on the social media which suggested that a Pakistan Army brigade was sent to Saudi Arabia.


    Asif said, “It is our policy not to get involved in Saudi Arabia-Yemen conflict. If any decision had to be taken, it will flow through the parliament.”

    As discussed in this house and approved, he stressed, “It would be our endeavour that our role is not partisan rather we would play a conciliatory role”.

    According to the federal minister, under a 1982 agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, just above 1,000 Pakistanis including technicians, doctors and engineers have been living in the country for many years.

    “The decision of this house [National Assembly] is like an order for the government that Pakistan will not get involved Saudi Arabia-Yemen conflict,” Asif maintained.

    Saudi Arabia and its mostly Gulf Arab allies intervened in Yemen’s civil war in March 2015 after Houthi rebels deposed the Hadi administration, which went into exile in Saudi Arabia.

    The coalition has since launched thousands of air attacks on the Houthis and their allies in Yemen’s army but paused the strikes on Sanaa in March after reaching an informal agreement with the Houthis to cool combat on the Yemeni-Saudi border.
     
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  2. BHarwana

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    I never confirmed the source and I have my self said that only few websites were reporting it there is nothing in the news on TV.
     
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    I believe all the previous reports of Pak army going to KSA are baseless & fabricated lies.
     
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  4. Thəorətic Muslim

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    The weight of the ISPR holds more value than someone who runs away to Dubai to avoid responsibilities.
     
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    Isn't he speaking the truth? No one claimed the troops would go fight in Yemen but would only be stationed to safeguard borders of Arabia .................
     
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    Maybe for some reason,they don't want to claim that they have sent Brigade to SA.
     
  7. شاھین میزایل

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    The @news@ was propagated by the one and only "Press TV"

    Although its disappointing that Pakistan hasnt.... they should.
     
  8. CHACHA"G"

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    @BHarwana and others ............. LOL man its lot of confusion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    پاکستان 1 بریگیڈ فوج سعودی عرب بھیجے گا، حکومت کا راحیل شریف کو گرین سگنل
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    پاکستان ایک بریگیڈ فوج سعودی عرب بھیجے گا، حکومت نے جنرل (ر) راحیل شریف کو انتالیس ملکی فوجی اتحاد کی سربراہی سنبھالنے کا گرین سگنل دے دیا، مئی میں عہدہ سنبھالیں گے، پروگرام دنیا کامران خان کے ساتھ میں انکشاف۔

    لاہور: (دنیا نیوز) دنیا نیوز کے پروگرام دنیا کامران خان کے ساتھ میں انکشاف کیا گیا ہے کہ سعودیہ سمیت عرب ریاستوں سے دفاعی تعلقات میں اہم پیشرفت ہوئی ہے۔ حکومت پاکستان ایک بریگیڈ فوج سعودی عرب بھیجنے کیلئے تیار ہو گئی۔ سابق آرمی چیف جنرل (ر) راحیل شریف کو سعودی قیادت میں انتالیس رکنی فوجی اتحاد کی سربراہی کا گرین سگنل بھی دیدیا گیا۔ مئی میں عہدہ سنبھالیں گے۔

    خواجہ آصف کا کہنا ہے کہ ٹروپس بھیجنے کا حتمی فیصلہ نہیں ہوا تاہم پاکستان اور سعودی عرب میں 1982ء سے ایک معاہدہ موجود ہے، ہمارا باہمی تعاون دہشتگردی کیخلاف ہے۔

    جنرل (ر) راحیل شریف ذاتی حیثیت میں 39 رکنی اتحادی فوج کی سربراہی سنبھالیں گے۔ فورسز کی تعداد اور ہیڈکوارٹرز کہاں ہو گا، تمام معاملات بھی فائنل کر لئے گئے ہیں۔





    - See more at: http://urdu.dunyanews.tv/index.php/ur/Pakistan/379235#sthash.6BQRr0hO.dpuf
     
  9. hussain0216

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    They are already there.

    Pak troop numbers in SA have gradually increased for the last few years
     
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    this is his first statement ever which i appreciate.

    pak sends her troops to saudia and to many countries and various training courses and temporary postings but not to take part in their (saudis) self created conflicts.
     
  11. BHarwana

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    There are no Pakistani troops in Saudia but what I think is being considered is that with Raheel being the leader of GCC army he will bring in the Pakistani troops and speculations are being made on that reason. Lets bring in the think tanks and they might shed some light on the issue better.
    @Kaptaan @Arsalan and etc...
     
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    :unsure:
     
  13. BHarwana

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    You are wrong the news showed on Gulf news site first and not press TV and Pakistan should do what benefits Pakistan and not Saudia or Iran.
     
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    Pakistan has an obligation to support KSA militarily, Pakistan cannot back down from it. Saudia has supported Pakistan where it could. During political crises and during emegencies.
    Late response drom Pakistan will only bring coldness in the bilateral relationship. KSA is a major gulf country and most of GCC look towardd Riaz for direction.
    Pak NA has already put lot of sour curd in the relatios.
     
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    Pakistan should play a conciliatory role,not involve the conflict.