Self-proclaimed defence and security analyst Zaid Hamid has suggested the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan-led government to “threaten Saudi Arabia of destroying Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s oil refinery” to secure the Kingdom’s support.

The world is divided as Pakistan and India face-off over Kashmir ever since New Delhi abrogated Article 370 of its constitution, robbing the disputed territory of its autonomy.

Hamid’s advice to the government comes after Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Kingdom might not be standing up in Pakistan’s support since it has hefty investments planned in India.


Earlier this month, Ambani had announced that his Reliance Industries’ plan to sell 20% stake in its refining and petrochemicals business for $15 billion to Saudi Aramco. The oil refinery has an enterprise value of $75 billion.

Speaking to a private media outlet, Hamid criticised FM Qureshi for “making Pakistan’s position weaker in the diplomatic war against India” and suggested the government to threaten the Kingdom of destroying the refinery to garner its support.


He further said that Pakistan should threaten Israel of a nuclear attack to put India on a short leash.

“India took Israel and the United States (US) into confidence before moving to annex held Kashmir,” he claimed and added that therefore Pakistan should target Israel instead of talking to India.