Pakistan responds over latest development between Turkey and Saudi Arabia
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Foreign Office has responded over the latest developments between Turkey and Saudi Arabia over the issue of journalist killing.
Pakistan has welcomed the contacts between Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and their desire to continue working together to address the Jamal Khashoggi issue.
“We welcome the steps taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Turkey to address this issue,” the Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement.
Disclosing facts to the public and bringing those responsible to justice was important in that regard, the spokesman added.
Khashoggi, a regular critic of the Saudi royal family, worked as a columnist for The Washington Post. He had been living in the United States after fleeing Saudi Arabia in September 2017.
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced Friday that an initial investigation revealed that discussions between Khashoggi and the individuals who met with him at the consulate led to an argument and a fist fight — which resulted in the journalist’s death on October 2, according to the Saudi Press Agency.