ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed today said the government would take parliamentarians into confidence on recent high-level contacts between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia , over latter’s diplomatic row with Iran.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of Islamabad quadrilateral dialogue on Afghanistan reconciliation, he said a joint meeting of the Senate and the National Assembly standing committees on foreign affairs would be held on Tuesday for the purpose.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz would take the joint committees into confidence in their in-camera session over all the negotiations held with Saudi foreign and defence ministers during their visits to Islamabad.

Mushahid, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Defence Committee, said Pakistan would not send its troops to fight along with the Saudi-led anti-terror alliance. The cooperation with Saudi Arabia would be confined to counter-terrorism only.

It may be added that Saudi Arabia cut off its diplomatic ties with Iran over storming of its embassy in Tehran by a mob following execution of cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr by the former.

Saudi Foreign Minister Dr Adel Al-Jubeir visited Islamabad last week followed by Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Sunday.