Tom Hussain – “ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejects Saudi request for military help in Yemen” | Afghanistan & Pakistan | McClatchy DC

Pakistan’s refusal to take sides in Yemen deprives Saudi Arabia of the active participation of the one the biggest militaries in the Muslim world. Pakistan has about 550,000 active military personnel, and as many reservists, most with experience of warfare gained either during border clashes with neighboring enemy India, or fighting Taliban insurgents based in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s parliamentarians had worried that the Yemen conflict would worsen divisions among Muslims. The resolution urged the government to work with other Muslim governments and the international community to bring about a cease-fire in Yemen.

via ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejects Saudi request for military help in Yemen | Afghanistan & Pakistan | McClatchy DC.

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Tom Hussain – “ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejects Saudi request for military help in Yemen” | Afghanistan & Pakistan | McClatchy DC

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