ISLAMABAD: At her weekly news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam has confirmed that Saudi Arabia has contacted Pakistan to provide assistance to overcome on-going battle against Yemeni rebels. Radio Pakistan reported.
Tasneem doesn’t mention the further details of the request but said that Saudi request to become part of its coalition against Yemeni rebels is currently being examined.
She said Pakistani community in Yemen has been alerted in view of the current situation there. No decision, however, has so far been taken to shut down the embassy. The mission has been asked to remain alert for evacuation of Pakistani community in case the situation further deteriorates.