By Iram Salim
(Pak Destiny) Arab world has given an ‘insulting’ response to the Pakistani Parliament’s resolution to resolve Yemen issue.
Rather the Arabs have told Pakistan that your value is no more than a servant and if you will not obey you will be punished badly.
They have also warned Pakistan’s economic murder if it does not help Saudi Arabia in its war against Yemen.
Prime Minister Nawaz Shari must read his so-called loyal Arab friend’s statement: “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”.
Arabian Gulf is in a dangerous confrontation, its strategic security is on the edge, and the moment of truth distinguishes between the real ally and the ally of media and statements,” Gargash tweeted moments after the Pakistani parliament passed the resolution insisting on neutrality in the Yemen conflict.
Gargash went to symbolise Pakistan’s resolution as equivalent of siding up with Iran instead of the Gulf. “Tehran seems to be more important to Islamabad and Ankara than the Gulf countries,” Gargash said.
Pakistan should tell Mr Gargash in this manner “Your Excellency! Saudi Arabia and Iran both have used other countries including Pakistan as a place for their proxy wars. They either created or exacerbated sunni-shia crisis in other countries for their own power politics. Both of them did not mind so far because the conflicts were away from their borders but suddenly fire is much nearer to the homes and they can feel the heat. We in Pakistan have suffered because of our so-called brethren countries foreign policies and short sightedness.
Our Prime Minister Sheikh Nawaz Sharif very eagerly agreed to “rent his army” but luckily we have democracy unlike your rich lands. We wish you all the best and hope this is a wakeup call for you all to mend your ways. Can’t you all see the smoke filled sky in all over the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Yemen …)
Pak resolution vows to defend Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity and the holy places of Makkah and Madinah. None of these locations appear to have so far been threatened by the conflict.
“Pakistan should play a mediating role and not get involved in the fighting in Yemen,” the resolution stated, adding that “the Parliament of Pakistan … underscores the need for continued efforts by the government of Pakistan to find a peaceful resolution of the crisis”. Pak Destiny