Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed concern over the overthrow of Yemen’s government and will stand by Saudi Arabia as it leads a coalition against Shi’ite rebels there.
Sharif spoke on April 3 at a news conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
On April 2, Sharif chaired a meeting on Yemen after a political and military delegation returned from a fact-finding trip to Saudi Arabia.
A statement released afterward reiterated that any breach of Saudi "territorial integrity" would bring a "strong response" from Pakistan.
It also condemned "actions by non-state actors in Yemen to overthrow a legitimate government."
Pakistan, a close ally of Saudi Arabia, is to hold a special session of parliament on April 6 to debate whether to join the Saudi-led coalition against antigovernment rebels in Yemen.