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Pakistan is not going to attend OIC’s council of international ministers: FM Qureshi | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday introduced Pakistan is not going to attend a gathering of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being hosted by the United Arab Emirates on March 1-2. 

Qureshi made the announcement in a joint session of the Parliament, which continued for a second day at the moment within the wake of Indian aggression towards Pakistan.  

Reiterating his protest towards the OIC’s determination to ask Indian Minister of Exterior Affairs Sushma Swaraj to attend the assembly of the Council of Overseas Ministers in Abu Dhabi, Qureshi mentioned he is not going to attend the session as a result of inter-governmental organisation’s failure to rescind the invitation to his Indian counterpart. 

Mentioning that the “UAE has at all times helped Pakistan in tough occasions”, Qureshi famous with remorse that regardless of Pakistan’s protest, the OIC’s invitation to Swaraj was not rescinded. 

“There was no session over OIC invitation to Indian international minister. India is neither a member nor an observer of the OIC,” Qureshi identified, including that he despatched two letters – the most recent solely yesterday – to the UAE calling upon the physique to withdraw its invitation to the Indian international minister.  

Qureshi knowledgeable the Parliament that he requested the OIC to both rescind the invitation or postpone the session in view of the prevailing state of affairs, neither of which was accomplished. 

“I’ve [therefore] determined to not attend OIC Council of Overseas Ministers assembly in Abu Dhabi,” the international minister introduced.

Nonetheless, a lower-level delegation from Pakistan will attend the OIC session to be able to current Pakistan’s 19 resolutions that additionally embody the human rights violations and persecution of Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir, Qureshi mentioned. The delegation may also staunchly oppose any transfer to grant observer standing to India on the OIC. 

The 46th session of the OIC’s Council of Overseas Ministers is being hosted by the UAE in Abu Dhabi on March 1-2, below the title “50 Years of Islamic Cooperation: Highway Map for Prosperity and Growth.”

The UAE’s Minister of Overseas Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan will inaugurate the session within the presence of OIC Secretary-Common Dr Yousef Al-Othaimeen and representatives of 56 member states and 5 observer states. 

The joint session of the Parliament below Speaker Asad Qaiser is below manner for a second day at the moment to debate the developments arising within the wake of India’s violation of the Line of Management (LoC).

Prime Minister Imran Khan through the Parliament’s joint session on Thursday had introduced to launch captured Indian air pressure pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday (at the moment) as a gesture of peace in direction of New Delhi and a de-escalation effort in favour of regional peace.

He had warned that efforts for de-escalation shouldn’t be thought of a weak spot. “All points ought to be resolved via dialogue. Regardless of us opening the Kartarpur hall, we acquired no response from India.”

“When the Pulwama assault occurred, we have been blamed inside 30 minutes,” he had lamented. “I am not saying that India has a component to play in it however I requested them to share proof.”

“The one goal of our strike was to reveal {our capability} and can. We didn’t wish to inflict any casualty on India as we needed to behave in a accountable method.”

“Nations are ruined due to miscalculation. Battle isn’t an answer. If India takes any motion, we must retaliate,” he had asserted.

PM Imran had additionally mentioned he tried to carry a phone name with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 


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