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Pakistan not to join fighting in Yemen: sources

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has decided not to participate in fighting in Yemen, quoting sources ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to sources, Pakistan will also not sending its troops to Saudi Arabia.

The government decision likely to be announced in the ongoing joint session of the parliament, sources added.

Pakistan’s parliament has been in session to discuss whether the country comply a Saudi request for sending troops, ships and warplanes for the conflict in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has been a close friend of Pakistan extending support to the country in the time of need.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has passed his years of exile in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has close relations with the Saudi royal family.

The leaders of opposition parties and the government allies during the debate in joint session of the parliament have advised the government to avoid joining the faraway war in Yemen. The government has also been called to launch a conciliatory initiative to put out the raging war in the Arabian Peninsula country.

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