Abu Dhabi puts the squeeze on Imran Khan, Pakistanis in UAE feel the heat

Abu Dhabi puts the squeeze on Imran Khan, Pakistanis in UAE feel the heat

Relations between West Pakistan and also the UAE seem to air a pointy downward spiral in recent weeks, notably once West Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was important of the UAE’s rationalization of its relationship with Israel, folks conversant in the matter aforementioned on condition of namelessness.

This has manifested itself not simply within the arrest of pro-Palestine Pakistani activists within the UAE, however conjointly of alternative Pakistani residents, generally for minor crimes. The folks conversant in the matter aforementioned concerning five,000 Pakistani inmates area unit housed in Al Sweihan Jail in United Arab Emirates’s capital alone.

It is probably that the UAE may impose tighter visa norms for Pakistani nationals World Health Organization would like to trip the Emirates for employment. HT learns that Pakistani residents area unit finding it tough to renew Resident Permits, and there has been a buzz concerning deportation, though no reports of a large-scale exercise to the present impact have emerged.

HT conjointly learns that the Pakistani Ambassador in United Arab Emirates’s capital, Ghulam Dastgir, recently met senior leaders of the ruling institution of the UAE during this regard — however was told to backtrack.

Also conjointly Sharif crosses Army’s discriminate in battle with Imran Khan. Pushback begins

Interestingly, whereas the immediate trigger is also Khan’s comments, a number of the UAE’s moves seem to possess been prompted by the findings of its investigation into the 2017 attack in urban center during which 5 UAE diplomats died. The folks cited within the initial instance aforementioned the UAE investigators ended that the Haqqani Network was behind the attack, which Pakistan’s powerful international intelligence agency spy agency was conjointly directly concerned. Back then, Islamabad’s immediate reaction was guilty Iran for the attack.

The developments within the UAE’s relationship with {pakistan|Pakistan|Islamic Republic of West Pakistan|West Pakistan|Asian country|Asian nation} conjointly ought to be seen within the context of Saudi Arabia’s ties with Pakistan. Islamabad’s efforts to involve West Asian nations in problems regarding its relationship with capital of India haven’t gone down well in each countries, the folks conversant in the matter additional.

Pakistani secretary of state monarch Mehmood Qureshi warned the Saudi-led Organization of monotheism Cooperation (OIC) in August that if it didn’t convene a gathering of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers to debate India’s nullification of Article 370 in J&K, West Pakistan would plow ahead to decision a gathering of monotheism countries that might stand by it on the geographical area issue.

Saudi Arabia and West Pakistan are fastened in powerful negotiations for compensation of debt. In 2018, with capital of Pakistan facing a current accounts crisis, the Saudis had extended West Pakistan a $6.2 billion package, including $3 billion in loans, and oil on postponed payments value $3.2 billion. additionally to line within the loans, Riyadh has frozen the oil credit facility extended to West Pakistan.

And recently, Asian nation asked the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh to not hold any public event to commemorate what it observes as “Kashmir Black Day” (October 27) .

The worsening relationships with the UAE and Asian nation ought to worry West Pakistan, that has for years, survived on support from West Asia. it’s this support that has prevented its isolation, despite enough proof of its involvement in fostering terror teams, and exploitation them to realize its own ends. Loss of support from these countries won’t solely hurt West Pakistan economically however might also leave it while not too several friends even within the Muslim world.


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