A Pakistani Journalist Tweeted That Saudi Arabia Said, ‘Pakistani Are Our Slaves’

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 2:17 pm

The ongoing Qatar crisis has left Pakistan on a wrong page with Saudi Arabia. Unable to take sides, Pakistan has been treading carefully with Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi king, Salman, raised a vital question in a meeting with Pakistani PM, Nawaz Sharif. The king asked,

Are you with us or with Qatar?

A recent tweet by a Pakistani journalist, Tanveer Arain, also hinted that everything is not well between the two nations.

The photograph tweeted was a screenshot of a news report which cited a letter from the Saudi Arabian Defense Minister. It reads,

Pakistani are our slaves : Saudi Defence Minister. pic.twitter.com/a2fdko8aoN


Arain also tweeted a photograph of the original letter written by the Saudi Arabian Defence Ministry.

Saudi is not willing to let Pakistan sit on the side. The question was to know which side Pakistan has chosen and where the country stands on the Gulf’s new diplomatic crisis.

In a recent progress on the crisis, US naval ships arrived in Doha for a joint military exercise. This crisis occurred because several Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia and other nations have accused Qatar of funding terrorist organizations. US President, Donald Trump, has publicly accused Qatar of funding terrorist organizations, and then sold F-15 fighter jets to Qatar days after calling it a “funder of terrorism”.