ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday stated Pakistan ought to attend the assembly of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) being hosted by the United Arab Emirates, after Overseas Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi introduced he is not going to be attending the session.
Qureshi introduced in a joint session of the Parliament earlier at present that Pakistan is not going to attend the OIC’s Council of Overseas Ministers assembly in Abu Dhabi, in protest towards the OIC’s determination to ask Indian Minister of Exterior Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
Addressing the joint session of Parliament, Zardari stated he didn’t agree with Pakistan’s determination to boycott the OIC assembly.
“I urged that we must always not refuse to attend the OIC assembly,” the previous president stated. “These international locations are our buddies and Pakistan ought to interact its buddies. We must always not neglect our buddies.”
“If the Parliament needs that the federal government not attend the assembly, then I can’t say a lot,” he added.
“Not attending the assembly just isn’t the answer,” Zardari stated. “I recommend the international minister attend the OIC assembly. He ought to go there and discuss.”
“The world has modified,” the PPP president lamented. “It doesn’t matter if the international minister goes now or later. He can ship the international secretary proper now.”
“Within the present scenario, Pakistan shouldn’t neglect its buddies. China, Russia and Turkey ought to play their half,” Zardari famous.
“Modi’s journey was for elections in India. Wars aren’t solely fought by armies but additionally by nations,” he stated. “We must always attempt to have higher relations with our neighbouring international locations in order that they stand with us in tough instances.”
“We must always work on making our economic system stronger.”