ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan is a part of Saudi Arabia-led alliance against terrorism but won’t send its forces there.
He said Pakistan is playing a role in reducing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Briefing the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on government’s policy over Saudi-Iran tensions, Aziz said Pakistan is a part of 34-countries alliance against terrorism but not sending its forces on ground in Saudi Arabia, adding that sending forces in any country is against the policy.
Pakistan will only send its forces for peace keeping missions of the United Nations (UN). He said Saudi Arabia has not requested Pakistan to send its forces.
The standing committee endorsed the government’s policy over Saudi-Iran tensions. Its chairman Awais Laghari said Pakistan has to play a crucial role in reducing tensions.