ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said that Saudi Arabia is not only the brother country of Pakistan but due to holy site, the kingdom is respectable for all Muslim community and any attack on Saudi Arabian territorial sovereignty will not be tolerated.
Pervez Rasheed said that it is the duty of all Muslim countries to safeguard the interests of Saudi Arabia because of holy sites. He said that may be Yemen war is not directly related to Pakistan but attack on Saudi Arabia is not the attack on a country but attack on Muslim Community.
He was asked about the government’s steps about evacuation of Pakistanis residing in Yemen. He said that this is the first priority of government to safe its people.
“Prime Minister has ordered for immediate evacuation of Pakistanis from the insurgent area,” he said.
He was also asked about Nine Zero raid and government’s stance over nine-zero. “The operation is against miscreants and criminals even they are in PML-N,” he cleared. “It was not against any political party.”
Pervez Rasheed further said that the decision to launch operation was not imposed on any party but it was the mutual decision of all parties taken in APC.
Pervez Rasheed again diverted to Pakistani’s in Yemen and ensured about their safe evacuation.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam earlier on Saturday confirmed on her official social media account about the Government’s efforts for Pakistani’s stuck in Yemen.
Yemen evacuation: two PIA planes standby. Amb plans to move 500 people in convoy of 12 buses to Hudaidah today. Airport is functional there
— SpokespersonMOFA (@ForeignOfficePk) March 28, 2015
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