UN Chief seeks Pakistan’s help in defusing tensions of Saudi-Iran conflict

Islamabad :The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sought Pakistan’s help in defusing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Ban Ki-moon telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday evening and asked him to play a ‘pivotal role’ in defusing the row owing to Pakistan’s good ties with both nations, reports Dawn.

Pakistan Prime Minister has good relations with both Iran and Saudi Arabia and thus he can play a pivotal role in finding a solution to the problem and can resolve the issue, said Ban Ki-moon.

The officials said Premier Nawaz also briefed the UN secretary general about his visits to Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Pakistani businessmen called on Prime Minister Nawaz at the PM House on Friday.

The delegates lauded him for bringing about macroeconomic stability in the country.

They credited the government’s ‘prudent economic policies, efficient and transparent management, deployment of available resources, investments and improvements in overall security in the country for the economic turnaround. (ANI)