PM presides over meeting to discuss Saudi-led coalition in Yemen (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

As a high-level delegation returns from Riyadh with the Kingdom’s wish list in hand, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is presiding over a meeting to discuss the situation pertaining to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Thursday’s meeting comprisingKhawaja Asif, Sartaj Aziz and representatives of the armed forces are said to brief PM Nawaz about their talks with the Saudi leadership and what proposals and decisions were put forward.
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According to sources, Chief of General Staff Let General Ashfaq Nadeem has briefed the premier about meeting with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia.
Nadeem reportedly received details of how the armed forces of both countries should cooperate and at what time Pakistan will dispatch its troops to the Kingdom.
Sources add that chief of general staff was instructed to find out more about Saudi Arabia’s requirements how far Pakistan can meet them.
Evacuation under way
More Pakistanis arrived at Aden port on Thursday ready to be brought back home via a Chinese navy vessel, according to Express News.
A PIA flight led by Captain Sadiq Rehman departed from Karachi on Wednesday to bring back 215 stranded Pakistanis from Yemen after they made their way from Aden port toDjibouti.
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Pakistan faces dilemma whether to join the Saudi Arabia led coalition or to stay out of it at the expense of angering its old ally which is also a provider of huge financial support.
Read: 600 Pakistanis reach Hudaidah safely from the Yemeni war-torn capital
With many Pakistanis still stranded in the conflict-torn country, and several who have had their passports seized a high power military huddle on Monday decided to initiate adiplomatic offensive to facilitate a political solution to the worsening security crisis in the Arabian Peninsula.
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