Resolution passed by the Majlis-e-Shoora (parliament) in joint sitting

The Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) of Pakistan after its Joint Sitting held from 6 to 10 April, 2015, adopted the following Resolution:

Having considered the grave situation in Yemen and its implications for regional and international peace and security; and Having noted that the war in Yemen is not sectarian in nature but has the potential of turning into a sectarian conflict, which will have a critical fallout in the region, including Pakistan,

The Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) of Pakistan:

  1. Appreciates the decision of the Government to call the Joint Sifting of Parliament to consider Pakistan's response to the crisis in Yemen;

  2. Expresses serious concern on the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in Yemen and its implications for peace and stability of the region and supports all humanitarian initiatives aimed at bringing relief to the people caught in the conflict;

  3. Calls upon the warring factions in Yemen to resolve their differences peacefully through dialogue;

  4. Appreciates the arrangements made by the Government for the sate and swift evacuation of Pakistanis and nationals of many other countries from Yemen and expresses its gratitude to the People's Republic of China for its contribution in this regard;

  5. Apprehends that the crisis in Yemen could plunge the region into turmoil;

  6. Supports regional and international efforts for restoration of peace and stability in Yemen;

  7. Underscores the need for continued efforts by the Government of Pakistan to find a peaceful resolution of the crisis, while promoting the unity of Muslim Ummah, in cooperation with the leaders of other Muslim countries;

  8. Desires that Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis;

  9. Urges the Muslim Ummah and the international community to intensify their efforts to promote peace in Yemen;

  10. Expresses unequivocal support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and affirms that in case of any violation of its territorial integrity or any threat to Haramain Sharifain, Pakistan will stand shoulder to shoulder with Saudi Arabia and its people;

  11. Expresses deep concern at the increasing threats posed by different terrorist groups and non state actors to the security and stability of the region and advises the Government of Pakistan to enhance its friendship and cooperation with the GCC and all other regional countries in combating extremism and terrorism; and

  12. Desires that the Government of Pakistan initiate steps to move the UN Security Council and the OIC to bring about an immediate cease-fire in Yemen.

Sd/- Mr. Mohammad lshaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Mr. Aitazaz Ahsan, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Mr. Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Senator Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed, Senator Al-Haj Shah Jee Gul Afridi, MNA Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi. MNA Mr. Mahmood Khan Achakzai, MNA Mr. lqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, MNA Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, MNA Mr. Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, MNA Mr. Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, MNA

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