Pakistan has no immediate plans to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar: FO
06 June, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Monday said that Pakistan has no immediate plans to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar. “The country has no such plans. At the moment there is nothing on Qatar issue. We will issue a statement if some development takes place,” Zakaria said, after United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain cut off relations with fellow Gulf state. Qatar’s Foreign Ministry has said it regrets the ‘unjustified’ decision made by the Arab countries.
“The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims,” the Qatari foreign ministry said, adding, “The aim is clear, and it is to impose guardianship on the state. This by itself is a violation of Qatar’s sovereignty as a state.” “The Qatari government will take all measures necessary to foil attempts to affect or harm Qatar’s society and economy,” the statement said.