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November 18, 2019
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Pakistan confirms joining Saudi-led anti-terror alliance

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Thursday confirmed joining Saudi-led 34-nation military coalition against terrorism, but it added the extent of participation in counter-terrorism activities was yet to be decided, NML reported.

“Yes, we are part of it [coalition]. We have decided, and we welcome it,” the Foreign Office Spokesman said in response to a question whether Pakistan was part of the alliance announced by Saudi Arabia against terrorism.

Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah in a weekly media briefing here at the Foreign Office said, “We are participating in this alliance against terrorism. The only thing that needs to be decided is the extent of our participation in various activities of the alliance.”

Pakistan supports regional and international efforts for elimination of terrorism, he said.

The spokesman said sacrifices of the martyred students of APS Peshawar would not be allowed to go in waste as the nation is more united today.

To a question, Qazi Khalilullah said Pakistan wants meaningful dialogue with India to solve all bilateral issues.