Tanveer Arain, a political and security analyst from Pakistan and columnist with the Dawn newspaper, tweeted from his verified account a screenshot of a news report which cited a letter by Saudi defence minister in which the minister says “Pakistani are our slaves”.
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Pakistani are our slaves : Saudi Defence Minister. pic.twitter.com/a2fdko8aoN
— Tanveer Arain (@tanvirarain) June 10, 2017
It seems Pakistan is badly trapped in the current Arab conflict. It has been treading a careful path since Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar after accusing the oil-rich country of supporting terrorist groups.
“Are you with us or with Qatar?” Saudi King Salman raised this question during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Saudi is not willing to let Pakistan sit on the fence over the Saudi-Qatar logjam.