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  • Pakistan surprised by its inclusion in 34-nation military alliance

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan found itself in the crosshairs of Middle Eastern politics on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia named it as part of its newly formed 34-nation military alliance of Muslim countries meant to combat terrorism, without first getting its consent...

    Talking to journalists, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said he was surprised to read the news that Saudi Arabia had named Pakistan as part of the alliance...

  • Pakistan awaits details to decide on extent of participation in 34-nation alliance

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Wednesday welcomed the formation of the 34-Nation alliance to counter terrorism but said Islamabad is awaiting further details in this regard to to decide the extent of its participation...

    According to a statement issued by Foreign Office, Pakistan, while welcoming the formation of alliance by Saudi Arabia reminded the world that Pakistan has consistently supported all regional and international...

  • Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) held last Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in his weekly briefing on Thursday...

    Dr Faisal said Pakistan had expressed its willingness to share its intellectual,...

  • Pakistan confirms participation in Saudi-led anti-terror alliance

    ISLAMABAD: After initial ambiguity, the Pakistan government confirmed on Wednesday its participation in a Saudi-led military alliance for ‘fighting terrorism’, but said the scope of its participation would be defined after Riyadh shared the details of the coalition it was assembling...

    “Pakistan… is awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation in different activities of the alliance,” a statement issued by the...

  • US takes Pakistan into confidence over anti-IS alliance

    ISLAMABAD: The United States has taken Pakistan into confidence over a new US military alliance to fight the growing global presence of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), sources told DawnNews on Friday...

    The new alliance, called ‘Sahel to South Asia’ is expected to be announced soon by the White House...

  • Pakistan will not send ground troops as part of Saudi-led military alliance: Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Tuesday said Pakistan will not send ground troops to Saudi Arabia or any other country after having joined the 34-state Islamic military alliance led by Saudi Arabia...

    In a briefing to the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament House, Aziz said all matters between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have been settled...

  • Pakistan to question exclusion of Islamic countries from anti-terror alliance

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, told Senate that the exclusion of some Islamic countries from the Saudi-led 34-nation anti-terror alliance will be discussed at international level...

    Answering a question posed by Senate chairman on exclusion of Syria, Iraq and Iran from the Saudi-led alliance, Aziz said on Monday the issue would be discussed in upcoming meetings in the next couple of weeks and...

  • Saudi FM arriving to discuss Pakistan's involvement in 34-nation military alliance

    ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday to take Pakistani leadership into confidence over the Middle East situation and the recently formed 34-nation military alliance by the kingdom, it has been learnt...

    The officials further said that the purpose of the visit is to consult Pakistan’s leadership over joining the anti-terrorism alliance...

  • Pakistan welcomes Saudi-led anti-terror alliance: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Muhammad Bin Salman assured him of Pakistan's support if any threat arises to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity...

    According to a statement released from Prime Minister House, the prime minister welcomed the Saudi initiative to establish a coalition of like minded Islamic countries to counter terrorism and militancy...

  • Pakistan part of 34-state Islamic military alliance against terrorism, says KSA

    “The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations center based in Riyadh to coordinate and support military operations,” the statement said...

    A long list of Arab countries such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, together with Islamic countries Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and Gulf Arab and African states were mentioned...

  • Joining military alliance won’t hit Pakistan’s neutrality: FO

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office believes that Pakistan’s participation in the Saudi-led 39-nation military alliance will not compromise its long-standing policy of neutrality in Middle Eastern affairs as the alliance is being built to fight terrorism...

    The basic purpose of this force is (to) counter terrorism,” FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at his weekly briefing when asked if Isla­mabad had given up the policy of neutrality in the...

  • PTI not to enter any political alliance for LG polls: Haque

    KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has rejected rumours of its possible alliance with other political parties for the upcoming local body polls to be held in Punjab and Sindh province, party's Central Information Secretary Naeemul Haque said on Monday...

    In his Twitter message, Naeemul Haque clarified that PTI is not going to form any alliance with other political parties for Local Body elections ...

  • Tripartite alliance accuses govt of rigging

    PESHAWAR: The tripartite alliance of ANP, JUI-F and PPP has accused the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government of resorting to the worst kind of rigging in the May 30 local government elections and warned to decide its future line of action in this regard...

    Spokesman for the alliance Maulana Abdul Jalil Jan also condemned the arrest of Awami National Party’s central genral secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Pakistan Peoples Party’s secretary...

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