ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – A high-level defence team of Pakistan comprised of Finance Minister Khawaja Asif, foreign affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz and other senior military personnel on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz has left for Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday), local media reported.
Senior military officials including Chief of General Staff of Pak Army, Lt. General Muhammad Ashfaq and Deputy Chief of Air Staff are also part of the visiting team.
Prior to his departure Defence Minister said that Pakistan will take all measures to safeguard territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia.
Foreign Office Tasneem Aslam while confirming the the information stated that Pakistan has decided to play decisive role in the matter of Yemen conflict whereas PM Nawaz would also contact other Islamic countries in this regard.
She further revealed that the delegation would meet the leadership of Saudi to discuss the Harmain Shareefain’s security and ongoing situation of Yemen.
The decision of dispatching Pakistani delegation to Saudi Arabia was taken on Monday in a meeting, headed by PM Nawaz, which was also attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, foreign affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Air Chief Sohail Amaan and acting Chief of Pakistan Navy Khan Hashim.