ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has reportedly ruled out the earlier decision of sending its 20,000 soldiers to Qatar amid growing concerns from UAE and Saudi Arabia, Radio Pakistan reported.
The news was broken by RadioPakistan on Sunday afternoon.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) June 11, 2017
Earlier, reports were coming that Pakistan government has decided to send 20,000 soldiers to Qatar, following Turkey’s feet. Te decision, as the earlier reports suggested, was taken after a bill passed by National Assembly.
According to an FO press release, the reports in some foreign media concerning the deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar are ‘completely fabricated and baseless’.
“These false reports appear to be a part of a malicious campaign aimed at creating misunderstanding between Pakistan and brotherly Muslim countries in the Gulf,” stated the FO spokesman, according to the press release.
Some foreign media publications recently claimed that Pakistan would deploy 20,000 troops in Qatar, following Turkey’s decision to allow its troops to be deployed at a Turkish military base in the Gulf country facing isolation.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain severed ties with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday, alleging that it was financing militant groups. Qatar, however, denies the accusations.