Tuesday May 21, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said that it condemns firing of ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia's Makkah province by Houthi militants in Yemen, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Islamabad commended the vigilant Saudi defence forces for intercepting the projectiles, according to the statement.
"Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterates its support against any threat to the security of the Kingdom," the Foreign Office further said in the statement.
On Tuesday, Saudi-owned media accused Yemeni rebels of targeting Islam's holiest city Makkah after Riyadh and its allies said they had intercepted two missiles over the kingdom.
The exiled Yemeni government, which is based in Saudi Arabia, echoed the claim but the Houthi rebels denied any such attack.
Imam-i-Kaaba, Sheikh Dr Abdul Rahman ibn Abdul Aziz Al Sudais, denounced the targeting of Jeddah and Taif in Makkah province with ballistic missiles, terming it an act of blatant aggression carried out by "a body with no principle or religion".
"These hostile acts are issued by a body with no principle or a religion. It is a blatant and flagrant aggression," said Sheikh Abdurrahman Al Sudais, who is also the head of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia.
The Imam-i-Kaaba stressed that the hostilities were carried out by a body with no faith in the holy month of Ramzan. He praised the brave Saudi air defence forces that managed to monitor hostile targets soaring over prohibited areas in Jeddah and Taif and destroy them.
In conclusion, the Imam-i-Kaaba prayed to Almighty Allah to keep his country in a high position and protect Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman together with perpetuating peace and security all over the kingdom.