Islamabad- The government is pursuing a pragmatic strategy to facilitate early resolution of Middle East crisis and promote peace and unity among the Muslim Ummah.

To achieve this objective, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is himself in contact with the heads of various Islamic countries, involved in the Yemen crisis. According to media reports, besides sending high level delegation to Saudi Arabia for talks on the issue, the Prime Minister is likely to visit Islamic countries to evolve consensus.

The Prime Minister has also taken measures to take on board, political and military leadership to devise a joint national strategy to steer the Muslim Ummah from this crisis. As for Pakistanis stranded in Yemen, the Prime Minister has directed the concerned authorities to ensure their safe and early return. For this purpose, both air and sea routes are being utilized.

A number of Pakistanis have already been airlifted from Al Hudaydah, while four naval vessels have been deputed to ferry the remaining Pakistanis. Chinese Navy has also been engaged for the safe return of stranded Pakistanis from Yemen.