Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday that Pakistani troops in Saudi Arabia will not taken part in any across-the-border action by the Kingdom.
While delivering a policy statement in the National Assembly (NA), Asif said that Pakistani troops have been stationed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 'internal security' reasons, not to take part in the Yemen war.
Lawmakers from both the upper and lower houses had expressed reservations regarding the army's Feb 15 announcement that it was sending troops to Saudi under an existing bilateral security pact and NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq had directed the Foreign Ministry to explain its decision.
He assured lawmakers that Islamabad had not become a party to the Yemen war, adding: "We want Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge their differences."
Talking about the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan, Asif said the terrorist outfit has not been wiped out but has only changed its address.
Asif said that the United States wants to make Pakistan its proxy state, adding that Pakistan will never become a proxy of the US.