Analysts laud PM, COAS visit to Saudi Arabia to witness 24-country military exercise


ISLAMABAD:Defence analysts say the visit of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi along with Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Saudi Arabia to witness the 24-country military exercise Gulf Shield 1 shows Pakistan’s commitment against militancy and for regional peace.

Defence analyst Tallat Masood said Pakistan has long been cooperating with Saudi Arabia to strengthen its defence against any external aggression and any internal disturbance.

Shahzad Chaudhry said Pakistan has very close relationship with Saudi Arabia and participation of both the civilian and military top leadership in the exercise shows that the country would share its expertise with the military coalition to tackle the challenges of militancy and terrorism. APP/AFP