The blatant remark by the UAE minister to Pakistan had a threatening tone, which should be unacceptable and an insult to Pakistan as a nation. The response of Interior Minister Ch Nisar is quite valid; the outburst was against all diplomatic norms and principles of international relations. It is also heartening to know, that almost all political parties, have shown their displeasure over the remarks and shown a consensus over respecting the unanimous decision taken by the Parliament. The Gulf States and Saudi Arabia should understand and respect the decision of Pakistan’s parliament of staying neutral in the Yemen conflict, as it echoes the voice of Pakistani nation. This is the beauty of democracy which should be respected by the kingdoms.

HAFSA KHALED,

Lahore, April 13.