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Aabiss_Shakari

Saudi Arab expecting more from Pakistan

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In spite of the fact that Nawaz Sharief is considered puppet of Saudi Arab and Saudi Arab helped him a lot in his personal capacity, Pakistan is only providing assurance for support for Saudi Arab if its integrity is endangered. What Saudi Arab was/is/will be expecting is that Pakistan send its troops in Saudi Arab for fight against Yemen Houthi group and other enemies of Saudi regime. It is good that in spite of so much international pressure Pakistan has chosen its way intelligently and refused to be part of any international game. The drama of Islamic coalition forces was made to trap countries like Pakistan to force them to work for Saudi regime but amazingly a wise decision from Pakistan came that Pakistan is with the integrity of Saudi Arab but not with the Saudi Arab regime.

 

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3 hours ago, Aabiss_Shakari said:

Pakistan has chosen its way intelligently and refused to be part of any international game.

It's possible that being seconded to Saudi/Bahrain is a nice little earner for retired or ex-personnel. Also, the favours get done, and it's fully deniable.

If it was official we'd likely be looking at a full-blown Sunni/Shia conflict and civil war in Pakistan.

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^ as I observed in the post above yours, the article you linked to says (my bold):

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In the following two months, on the back of visits to Islamabad by senior Saudi and Bahraini officials, sources say at least 2,500 former servicemen were recruited by Bahrainis and brought to Manama, increasing the size of their national guard and riot police by as much as 50 per cent.

Certainly nothing for Pakistan to be proud of. It's a fig leaf, but it is one nevertheless.

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8 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

^ as I observed in the post above yours, the article you linked to says (my bold):

Certainly nothing for Pakistan to be proud of. It's a fig leaf, but it is one nevertheless.

Barely:

"On the ground in Pakistan, the recruitments were handled by the Fauji Foundation, one of the largest conglomerates in the country with close ties to the Pakistani military. In addition to the Overseas Employment Services, which is tasked with providing job opportunities for retired military personnel, the foundation owns large cereal and gas companies, sugar mills, security firms, as well as hospitals and universities."

 

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On 1/9/2016 at 9:15 PM, Haydar Husayn said:

It's incredible how you seem to think Pakistan is emerging with any credit from this, simply because they won't do absolutely everything the Saudi regime asks.

This might not be much but the new approach is still unprecedented. In the past Saudis never had had to ask Pakistan twice for anything, whether it was in Pak's interests or not. But on this occasion we are hearing threats from statelets like UAE that Pakistan would have to pay for it (this came after Pakistan refused to put boots on Yemeni soil).

We don't expect any drastic policy shifts vis-a-vis GCC for various reasons. Saudis and its hangers on see Pak as a Sunni country that must take Sunni side. So far Pakistan has acted reservedly. 

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