PM asks for early evacuation of remaining Pakistanis in Yemen

March 31, 2015

Prime Minster Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting this morning and sought update on the status of Pakistanis still stranded in Yemen, at the PM House here this morning. 

The Prime Minister was pleased to note that first phase of evacuation was completed in a satisfactory manner and directed that remaining Pakistanis in Yemen should also be brought back safely as soon as possible. 

The Prime Minister was informed that Pakistanis returning from Yemen are highly appreciative of the personal interest taken by the Prime Minister in ensuring their safe exit from the disturbed areas, treating it as a national priority. 

The meeting reiterated that Pakistan holds Saudi Arabia in very high esteem and considers the security of the holy land of utmost importance adding that any violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Saudi Arabia would evoke a strong reaction from Pakistan, according to the aspirations of the people of Pakistan. 

It was decided that a delegation would visit Saudi Arabia today for holding discussions on the matter. 

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Finance, Mr. Ishaq Dar; Federal Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif; Advisor to PM on National Security, Mr. Sartaj Aziz; Special Assistant to PM, Mr. Tariq Fatemi; Secretary Foreign Affairs among other senior officers.