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Pakistan desires an early political solution to Yemen issue: FO

At her weekly briefing in Islamabad today, Tasneem Aslam said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will briefly discuss Yemen issue with Saudi leadership during his visit.

She informed that Pakistan has urged the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take proactive measures to resolve the situation in Yemen.

“Islamabad is in contact with different Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia for early solution to the crisis”, she added.

Speaking about Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed with China, Tasneem Aslam said the two countries are committed to seriously work on all signed agreements.

When inquired about Indian media reports that the Indian authorities have recently captured a Pakistani boat laden with drugs and narcotics, the spokesperson said our mission in New Delhi has asked India to provide the details so as the origin of the boat could be determined.

“So far, the Indian authorities have not shared any details about the boat. But we have also asked our Director General Maritime to ascertain the facts”, told Tasneem Aslam.

To a question about the presence of ISIS in Afghanistan, the Spokesperson said we do not have any concrete evidence of the outfit’s presence in Pakistan but we are alert to the phenomenon.

When asked about enhanced cross-border attacks from Afghan soil, the Spokesperson noted that there has been increase in terror attacks in Afghanistan. Pakistan has condemned these attacks. Both the countries are holding discussion to improve border management.

Commenting on Pakistan’s relation with Iran, the spokesperson said both the countries are trying to enhance their political engagements and economic relations.

“Two countries have adopted new procedures to ensure better border management”, said the spokesperson.

Tasneem Aslam said the terrorists will not be allowed to ruin the bilateral relations of the two countries.



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