Karachi: A meeting of leaders of the PPP, ANP, MQM, JUI (F) and BNP (Awami) was held in Bilawal House Karachi to discuss the latest situation in Yemen and its implications for Pakistan.
The meeting presided over by Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari was attended by President ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan, Farooq Sattar of MQM, Rashid Mahmood Soomro of JUI (F) and Israrullah Zehri BNP (Awami) along with their aides.
The participants of the meeting expressed grave concern over the situation in Yemen and its implications for the region and also for Pakistan.
Expressing concern over the recent developments they said that the stability and integrity of the Gulf and all countries in the Middle East was of paramount importance and called for resolving the present crisis through dialogue and negotiations.
The meeting demanded the government to immediately convene All Parties Conference and joint session of the Parliament and take the nation into confidence and to propose a way forward.
The meeting expressed the firm belief that the centrality of Saudi Arabia was pivotal for the Muslims of the world and that our response should reflect this belief.
The meeting stated that the gravity of the issue demanded that no one individual should take any unilateral decision without broad based discussion and consultation with all political parties and stake holders.
Those who attended the meeting on behalf of their parties also included from the PPP Sherry Rehman vice president, spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar and Senator Qaum Soomro, from the ANP Senator Shahi Syed and Younus Buneri, from the MQM Sardar Ahmad, from the JUI (F) Qari Usman and Moulana Abdul Qayyum and Syed Ehsan Shah and Akber Bugti from the BNP (A).
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