Islamabad- Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Aitzaz today asked the government to clarify Pakistan stance over Yemen issue.

While addressing the joint session in Islamabad, Aitzaz Ahsan said that the policy given by the Defence Minister was vague about whether the government was going to send the troops into Yemen or was it planning only to protect the Saudi sovereignty.

“You have told us that the Saudi king requested troops and air force for the strikes. But you didn’t inform us what was the response by the government on this request”, he said. “If you are sending the troops then will it be Pakistan’s unilateral decision or the government will work under the umbrella of guideline of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)?” he questioned.

Ahsan said that the Defence Minister did not clarify anything in his speech. He said that the joint session of the parliament was the supreme most institution of the country and it must be briefed properly.

He said that Pakistan had a special position in the Muslim world currently and needed to bring all the Muslim countries together and try diplomacy for peace.

"Our Prime Minister only visited Turkey and sent one delegation to Saudi Arabia. He should instead have talked to all parties and visited all countries for resolving the matter diplomatically", he added.

PPP leader said that the government was wasting time. "PM should call all the ambassadors of the Muslim countries and talk to them together and also talk to them individually and tell them that Pakistan wants to create a dialogue forum to resolve this crisis", Aitzaz suggested.

Earlier, he said that the speech made by the Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s speech in the joint session of the parliament gave an impression that he wanted by-elections in 34 constituencies.

Aitzaz Ahsan said that Khawaja Asif was acting like Porus’s elephants. “Government brought the members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) back into the parliament and now it is the government ministers that are sabotaging the efforts made by the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and the opposition parties including PPP and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)”, he said.