Pakistan has reiterated its full support for King Abdullah II on the political situation in Jordan.
A statement issued by Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said, “Pakistan expresses solidarity with the Hashmi Kingdom of Jordan.”
“Pakistan is watching the situation in Jordan. We stand in solidarity with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the leadership of King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein,” the statement said.
“Pakistan fully supports Jordan’s right to security, stability and sovereignty,” the Foreign Office spokesman said.
Two days ago, the Jordanian military warned Prince Hamza that his activities were undermining “security and stability” in Jordan.
Prince Hamza later said he had been detained and several high-ranking officials had been detained.
An official statement yesterday said Hamza bin Hussein and others had worked with individuals with links to foreign parties to “destabilize” Jordan, while they had been under investigation for some time.
Jordan’s Prince Hamza said in a recent voice recording that he rejects the army’s orders not to contact the outside world after his detention.
“I’m going to go ahead and disobey his order that I can’t go out or tweet or talk to people and I’m just family,” he said in a recording sent to his friends and others. Is allowed to meet people.
It is not clear why the empire cracked down on Prince Hamza at the time, but he often risked his life by attending tribal gatherings where some criticized the king.
Officials say efforts are being made to resolve the crisis in the royal family for the first time in years, but Prince Hamza is not cooperating.
It should be noted that King Abdullah withdrew the crown from Prince Hamza in 2004.
Security forces of Jordan have arrested prominent figures of the royal family and warned Prince Hamzah bin Hussein to cease all activities that could threaten Jordan’s national stability.
According to the media reports, the officials put Prince Hamzah bin Hussein under house arrest as part of an ongoing investigation.
The security forces made the arrests for security reasons, however, Major General Yousef Huneiti, the army chief, said that Prince Hamza bin al-Hussein is not among those arrested. ‘He is just being investigated.’
As per media reports, Prince Hamzah said he was visited by the Jordanian army chief and told not to leave his house or communicate with people because there had been criticism of the government or King Abdullah at meetings at which Prince Hannah had been present, or on social media relating to visits he had made.
Media reports said that those who were arrested include Bassem Awadallah, a former finance minister and chief of staff to King Abdullah, and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a distant member of the royal family, Petra said. Awadallah has in recent years been an adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Moreover, the regional allies were quick to express their support for King Abdullah, including Saudi Arabia.
Shortly after the arrests were made, the Saudi royal court released a statement reaffirming its utmost support to the decisions and measures taken by King Abdullah to maintain stability and security.