Pakistan’s conscience and Yemen?
Kenneth Roth is a man who talks truth to power.
The Human Rights Watch chief outdid himself this week.
If Saudi Arabia is so concerned about state-sponsored terrorism in its backyard, he intimated, it would do well to stop fixating on Qatar and instead look at its own military intervention in Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest nation.
Or words to that effect.
We also understand the dynamic at play when organisations like HRW issue such statements.
For this reason — words such as spoken by Roth are heard loud and clear.
Yemen is home to 27 million people.
The Riyadh-led military intervention has left 3 million internally displaced and 10,000 dead.
Sadly, Pakistan is not alone in this.
Two words: Saudi Arabia.