Shah dubs Aziz statement over Saudi-Iran row ‘weakened and helpless’

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah on Tuesday has demanded the government to call an in-camera session to discuss Saudi-Iran row.


The Opposition Leader addressed the participants of the session after Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz’s speech.

Shah demanded the government to clear its constraints and ties with the countries as Saudi-Iran tiff could affect the entire region.

The Opposition Leader criticised Aziz for his statements. Shah said that Aziz should not read Foreign Office’s (FO) press release to the participants as it sounds like a statement of a ‘weakened and helpless state.’

Shah demanded Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif to play an effective role.

The opposition leader called on the PM to approach Muslim countries in the region and help lessen the tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

PPP leader said that Pakistan should bring the two countries closer. Pakistan should not lag behind in finding solution to the issue, he added.