Sunday’s visit by Saudi defence minister, Mohammad bin Salman has prompted Pakistan’s army chief to make a strong statement reinforcing Pakistan’s support for the kingdom, according to Dawn.

Pakistan’s chief of army staff, Raheel Sharif assured the prince there would be a “strong response” should there be a threat to Saudi Arabia’s “territorial integrity”.

“Pakistan holds its defence ties with the kingdom in highest esteem, re-asserting that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan.” he said, according to the ISPR

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On the other hand, Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif focused on a diplomatic approach to the rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran, sparked by the recent execution of prominent Shia Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month.

“Pakistan has historically pursued the policy of promoting brotherhood among member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation,” his office quoted him saying.

“Pakistan has also always expressed its readiness to offer its good offices to brotherly Muslim countries for resolution of their differences.”

The prime minister also re-affirmed Islamabad’s cooperation with Riyadh in efforts to counter extremism, however he did not indicate that this would be militarily.

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Cyrus
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Cyrus

Pakistan can do nothing. It’s better to stop bullshitting and solve its problems with Saudi-supported Taliban and that big country called India.

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Azadar Hussain
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Azadar Hussain

Pakistan domestic situation is not conducive to openly support Saudis. Eye wash.

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@leithfadel WE LOVE PAKISTAN https://t.co/pgJxnC3f61

Azadar Hussain
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Azadar Hussain

The statement of Pakistan PM doesn’t echo the same sense as that of Army Chief.

Lee Jay Walker
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Lee Jay Walker

Pakistan destabilizes Afghanistan and Bangladesh so same mindset to Saudi that exports terrorism and indoctrination …

Shaheen
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Shaheen

Pakistan, a made up nation.A money HOO country. They must rethink their strategy and take sides with Righteous. Destruction awaits you by siding with evil.