Political Analysis

Pakistan’s Parliament Rejects Joining Saudi Coalition In Yemen

National Yemen

A side of Suadi bombardment in Sana’a

ISLAMABAD: On day five of the joint parliamentary session on Yemen, lawmakers approved a draft resolution proposing that Pakistan “should maintain neutrality in the conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis”.

It further said that the crisis in Yemen could “plunge the region into turmoil”, calling upon the warring factions in Yemen to resolve their differences “peacefully and through dialogue”.

The resolution noted that while the war in Yemen was not sectarian in nature, it had the potential of turning into a sectarian conflict and thereby having a critical fallout in the region, including within Pakistan.

It added that the government should initiate steps to move the UN Security Council and the OIC to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen.