Defense experts and former diplomats from Pakistan suggest Islamabad remain neutral and maintain a low profile in the current Middle East crisis, after the killing of senior Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a U.S. air strike in Iraq.

Speaking on Friday at a roundtable meeting titled, Emerging Dynamics in the Middle East: Implications and Options for Pakistan, organized by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), an Islamabad-based think tank, former Ambassadors Abrar Hussain and Naila Chauhan said Pakistan must uphold its national interests amid escalating tensions in the region.

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