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Pakistan Denies Allegations of Air Strikes Involvement In Yemen

National Yemen

King Sulman

By NY Staff

National Yemen newspaper received a clarification message from the Pakistani embassy in Sana’a denies the rumors of Pakistan involvement on the air strikes against Yemen. The source was surprised of including the name of Pakistan to the list of countries who participated in last night air strikes on Sana’a and other Yemeni cities.

Ambassador to Yemen Dr. Irfan Shami said, Several international media reports are erroneously reporting that Pakistani aircraft were involved in the air strikes launched by the GCC coalition against Yemen in the early morning of Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Shami sent an urgent clarification message stating that there was no Aircraft of Pakistan Air Force Participated in these Air Strikes.

The newspaper came to know from a reliable sources that Saudi Arabia sent a  request letter to the government of Pakistan asking them to join the GCC and some other Arab countries for coalition against Yemen. The sources has confirmed that his government  has not replied back to the request of the Saudi government.

The Pakistani Ambassador to Yemen called upon all parties to consider the dialogue as a top priority for bringing peace and stability in the country. He  also requested the Pakistani citizens  living in Yemen to remain calm and stay in safe places.

KSA announced on Wednesday night that it had begun military operations in Yemen, launching airstrikes in coordination with a coalition of 10 nations.

The strikes came as Yemen was hurtling closer to civil war after months of turmoil, as fighters and army units allied with the Houthi movement threatened to overrun the southern port of Aden where the besieged president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has gone into hiding.

The rapid advances by the president’s opponents included the seizure of a military air base and an aerial assault on his home. There were unconfirmed reports that the president had fled the country by boat for Djibouti, the tiny Horn of Africa nation across the Gulf of Aden.