Hina welcomes initiative of PM, COAS to defuse Saudi Arabia-Iran tension

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (APP): Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar has welcomed the initiative taken by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to defuse tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran and said it would yield positive results.
Pakistan was the only ray of hope among Muslim countries, she said  while talking to a news channel. She said the government of Pakistan People’s Party had worked a lot on improving relations with Iran and it had succeeded to a large extent. At present, Pakistan is enjoying good relations with Iran also. However, Pakistan has to serve its national interests first, she said.  Hina Rabbani Khar said Pakistan cannot give up either side of Saudi Arabia or Iran but it should try to have parallel economic, political and diplomatic relations with the two Muslim countries.