Pakistan’s neutrality on the Yemen conflict has resulted in a sense of betrayal in the Arab world. Neutrality in itself is a stand, and Pakistan is seen as anything but neutral. For the sake of its own national interests, Pakistan refused to join the call of its traditional “allies” in the Middle East. Pakistan must have calculated possible reactions against its decision and how to survive the fallout, if any.
Policies toward Pakistan should be revised so as to build better relations with its media, society and polity. Only then will it feel that the Middle East is part of its geopolitics