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PTI introduced the word ‘neutral’ in Yemen resolution: sources

ISLAMABAD: The word ‘neutral’ was introduced in the resolution on Yemen by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). There was an hour long debate in Parliament on the resolution following which the word ‘neutral’ was added to it.

According to sources, the resolution on Yemen was presented in the joint-session by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and not Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on

By TICKER
April 10, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The word ‘neutral’ was introduced in the resolution on Yemen by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). There was an hour long debate in Parliament on the resolution following which the word ‘neutral’ was added to it.

According to sources, the resolution on Yemen was presented in the joint-session by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and not Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on the objection of the PTI.

Sources added that Pakistan has decided to play the role of mediator in the Yemen crisis. A Pakistani delegation will visit Saudi Arabia, Iran and Middle East countries. Iran will be asked to tell the Houithi tribe to halt its forward movement and make efforts for the restoration of the government in Yemen.

Sources further said that there was no sectarianism in Yemen but if the war was not stopped the conflict could become sectarian.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said his party played a key role in formulating the resolution on Yemen which was passed unanimously by the joint-session of Parliament on Friday.

Speaking to reporters, Qureshi said the proposal presented by the Foreign Office was not satisfactory. “We presented our own proposal and adopted those points from the government proposal which were positive and added points which were missing”.