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Pakistani parliament votes not to join Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, urges peaceful dialogue.

  • Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves the Parliament building where Pakistani lawmakers discuss the crisis in Yemen, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Zarif is on a two-day visit to Pakistan to discuss the conflict in Yemen, where a Saudi-led air campaign supported by Pakistan is battling Iranian-supported Shiite rebels. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves the Parliament building where Pakistani lawmakers discuss the crisis in Yemen, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Zarif is on a two-day visit to Pakistan to discuss the conflict in Yemen, where a Saudi-led air campaign supported by Pakistan is battling Iranian-supported Shiite rebels. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Aid workers unload humanitarian relief supplies for civilians affected by a Saudi-led airstrike campaign from a cargo shipment at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes, now in its third week. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Aid workers unload humanitarian relief supplies for civilians affected by a Saudi-led airstrike campaign from a cargo shipment at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes, now in its third week. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Aid workers unload humanitarian relief supplies for civilians affected by a Saudi-led airstrike campaign from a cargo shipment at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes, now in its third week. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Aid workers unload humanitarian relief supplies for civilians affected by a Saudi-led airstrike campaign from a cargo shipment at the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, April 10, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes, now in its third week. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's parliament has decided not to join the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, with lawmakers adopting a resolution calling on the warring parties to resolve the conflict through peaceful dialogue.

After days of debating, Pakistani lawmakers on Friday unanimously voted in favor of a resolution saying that the parliament desires "Pakistan should maintain neutrality in the Yemen conflict so as to be able to play a proactive diplomatic role to end the crisis."

The predominantly Sunni Pakistan, which has a Shiite minority of its own and shares a long border with the Shiite powerhouse Iran, has been concerned about getting involved in Yemen's increasingly sectarian conflict and a Saudi-Iran proxy war in the region.