"Pakistan to continue to support the unity of Muslim Ummah with its key role": Analysts
Middle Eastern situation and Pakistan’s key role in bridging the gulf between Saudi Arabia and its allies on one side and Qatar on the other
It is imperative that Arab countries should resolve their disputes through negotiations. Pakistan’s diplomatic initiative launched by the Prime Minister is to help bring the two parties closer for common Muslim cause. Pakistan and other influential countries like Turkey must play their in resolving the situation. OIC and Arab League have an important role to play in defusing the situation and help resolve the differences between the two sides.
Analysts on Telephone:
Mushtaq Ahmed Mehar (Former Ambassador)
The visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Saudi Arabia in current situation is vital. The Prime Minister held meeting with Saudi King and ensured that Pakistan will not compromise on Saudi integrity and sovereignty at any cost and the issue of terrorism and the ongoing crisis among the Gulf States would also be discussed. Pakistan needs to play a neutral role to defuse the prevailing tension. Pakistan will continue to support the unity among Muslim countries.
Dr. Zahid Anwar (Expert on World Affairs)
Pakistan holds significance in the Muslim world and has always supported the unity among Muslim Ummah. The current situation in Middle East is crucial. Pakistan is having strong relations with Saudi Arabia as well as Qatar. Pakistan should play an effective role in the current scenario. It is the need of time that Muslim countries should stand united against external threats. The increasing tension among the Gulf countries is not in the interest of this region also.
Dr. Farooq Hasnat (Expert on World Affairs)
Some anti elements can take advantage of the prevailing tension among the Gulf countries. Pakistan should have to mediate to defuse the tensions between Qatar and Saudi coalition. Prime Minister has taken a good initiative by visiting Saudi Arabia with a high-level delegation. Turkey can also support Pakistan to normalize the situation in Middle East region. All the Muslim countries should be united against the terrorist organizations including Daesh.
Host: Dr. Shoaib Ahmed