ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Friday warned that Pakistan should not take part in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.
“First, we were thrust into the war in Afghanistan. That fire engulfed Pakistan,” he said, cautioning the government not be forced into participating in another war.
Speaking on the floor of the assembly, the Pakistan People's Party senior leader said he expected that Parliament would be taken into confidence over the current developments in the Middle East and Yemen.
“Today, we read in the newspapers that the government has decided to go and protect Saudi Arabia,” he said.
“The House should be taken into confidence before taking any decision,” he added, warning that if Pakistan will be “engulfed in fire if we decide go into this war”.
Shah said that Pakistan should go to the Middle East to restore peace and not to participate in war.