ISLAMABAD : Pakistan will not be sending its troops to fight in the Saudi-led anti-terror alliance but confining its cooperation to counter-terrorism only, Senate Defence Committee Chairman Mushahid Hussain Syed said yesterday.

He said that government has agreed to take parliamentarians into confidence over high-level contacts that have taken place recently between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia following a diplomatic row between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

“A joint meeting of the Senate and the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has been summoned tomorrow at Parliament House,” Senator Mushahid told the media.

He said PM Adviser Sartaj Aziz would take the joint committees into confidence over all negotiations held with Saudi foreign and defence ministers. The session would be in-camera.

The opposition attacked government in National Assembly last week for not coming up with a clear stance on the situation arising out of the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.