Interference in Middle East is not Pakistan’s policy, Nawaz Sharif tell envoys

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has categorically maintained that Pakistan holds no desire of interfering in the Middle East countries’ internal affairs and relations with Arab world would be according to the UN charter.

Pakistani premier was addressing at the three-day conference of Pakistani ambassadors appointed in Middle Eastern countries at foreign office on Tuesday.

He also maintained that Pakistan wants cordial relations with its neighboring countries and seeks peaceful solution of all regional issues including Kashmir. He also termed the envoys as ‘eyes and ears’ of leadership at home.

The moot, which started on Sunday, is aimed at reviewing gamut of Pakistan’s relations with Middle Eastern countries.

Not to forget that in 2011, Pakistan had helped Bahrain quell an uprising against the monarchy by sending security personnel recruited through military’s welfare wings — Fauji Foundation and Bahria Foundation.

It was reported in December 2013 that Gulf states – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrian – are considering to form a join military command whose essence was to tackle Iranian influence in Shia dominated regions such as Syria and Bahrian.

Interestingly, Iran’s ambassador in Pakistan was absent from the function organized by President Mamnoon Hussain in the honor Bahrain’s King.

Among all opposition parties, Imran Khan had recently very bluntly expressed that Pakistan must not become the part of any proxy wars now. “We should not repeat the mistake we did in 1970s by joining Afghan Jihad,” he said in an interview.

Another voice which openly criticized and even asked Pakistan Army to disobey any such order of becoming part of Arab Proxy Wars, was MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain.

Interestingly, first time in four decades a Bahrain’s king visited Pakistan and reportedly sought military relationships with the only declared nuclear arsenal state. Moreover, recently, Saudi Arabia had also bestowed a mysterious gift of $ 1.5 billion to Pakistan after which a beefed up debate in the country started over the issue that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lead government waned to send troops in Syria, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to help and train rebels.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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