Pakistani-Led Army Supports Bahrain’s Crackdown

Thousands of Pakistani soldiers will provide Bahrain with military backup to crackdown Bahrainis’ anti-government protests.

Many Pakistanis are reported to join Bahrain military forces since the uncommon advertisements of “urgent-requirement” started appearing in Pakistan media. The advertisement read:  “For service in Bahrain National Guard, the following categories of people with previous army and police experience are urgently needed,” a member of Bahrain National Guard said. At least 2,500 Pakistani troops came to Bahrain for helping Bahrain’s government, Al Jazeera reported.

 Saudi Arabian soldiers were the first foreign forces that moved to Bahrain and now Pakistani troops are supposed to aid crackdown protesters who seek equal rights after many years of tyranny. The Saudi Arabia- Pakistan common interest in the Middle East led Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani to support the Saudi stance in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East. He told Prince Bandar that Pakistan would stand by Riyadh for regional peace, Shia Post reported.

Pakistan exports its servicemen to foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain while the country itself suffers from insecurity and violence and it needs its own troops to settle down peace within their country. Many poor Pakistanis join the army just for a job without paying attention to what they are supposed to do. But definitely the Pakistani government knows what is going on and the silence is not justifiable.

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