Pakistan has noted with serious concern the drone attack by Yemen's Houthis on Saudi Arabia's Abha city. A press release issued by Foreign Office in Islamabad on Sunday, said Pakistan reiterates its full support and solidarity with government and people of Saudi Arabia against any threats to the kingdom's territorial integrity and Harmain Shareefain.
It said such attacks, targeting unarmed civilian population, are a clear violation of international law and pose a serious challenge to regional peace and security.
The Foreign Office said we condemn them in the strongest terms and stand in solidarity with Saudi government in fighting terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
It said we commend the government of Saudi Arabia, especially the Royal Defence Forces, for timely intercepting and destroying the drone before it could cause any serious damage.
The Foreign Office said the news of injuries to Saudis and other expatriates, as well as damage to properties, as a result of falling debris of this drone remains a matter of concern and we pray for early recovery of the injured. Meanwhile,in a tweet on Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal says the government and people of Pakistan have expressed heartfelt condolences to governments and peoples of Kenya and Ethiopia and the affected families, on the tragic Ethiopian Air plane crash this morning, which reportedly may have led to more than148 casualties.