Yesterday, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed al Jubeir, arrived in Islamabad to brief Pakistan’s civil and military leadership about the purpose of the 34-nation anti-terrorism coalition .

The Saudi Minister met the Army Chief, Raheel Shareef, in the General Headquarter’s of the Military and then later with Prime Minister Nawaz Shareef at his house. Jubeir who led a 17 member delegation stayed only 6 hours in Islamabad.

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His last scheduled trip due for last Sunday was canceled because of rising tensions with Iran after the execution of Saudi Shi’ite Cleric Sheikh Nimr .

Pakistani people expressed their anger at the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s visit to the country capital Islamabad. Hundreds of people protested and chanted slogans against the Saudi regime. People held banners against Riyadh and called Saudi Arabia a US Zionist puppet which has committed a brutal crime by executing Sheikh al-Nimr

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An activist was arrested for protesting against the Saudi regime and was later was sent to jail by court order.

The Saudi Minister planned a news conference with Pakistani advisers on Foreign Affairs but was cancelled due to possible media questions over the recent regional developments by Saudi Arabia .

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Further Pakistani military and political leadership urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to solve their issue peacefully. The Pakistani government decided to distanced from a Saudi-led anti-Yemen and Syria coalition but will have intelligence sharing, especially in regards to terrorism organizations.


Muzammil Hatami is a student final year International Relations Masters student at the Federal Urdu University of Masters.
He is a social activist.

You can follow him on Twitter: @MuzammilHatami

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Saeed Khan Mohmand
Saeed Khan Mohmand
2016-01-09 14:44

…We never care for these 2% Shia Minority protest. …..we know their skins in our country.
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