ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s parliament adopted a resolution on Yemen on Friday urging Pakistan to stay neutral in the conflict, as expected, expressing support for Saudi Arabia and calling on all factions to resolve their differences peacefully.
Pakistani members of parliament have spoken out against becoming militarily involved in Yemen all week. The military, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half its history, has said it will respect the civilian government’s decision.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Pakistan’s third largest party will resign from parliament to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down, a party official said on Monday.
Led by former cricketer Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf controls 34 of the National Assembly’s 342 seats.
By Faisal Mahmood
It was my day off, but for some reason I’d woken up early. As I was about to have breakfast with my wife and children the phone rang. It was my picture editor. A school bus had caught fire in Gujrat, 100 miles from Islamabad. Seventeen children were dead.
As I gathered my cameras, I could not stop thinking about how the parents must have sent their children to school after sharing the same kind of breakfast we’d just been having at home. I was dreading what I would find.