PM vows to promote interests of Muslim Ummah

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has affirmed his government’s commitment to promote the interests of Muslim Ummah as a corner-stone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

He was talking to the OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha, who called on him in Makkah Mukarrama on Saturday.

The Prime Minister thanked the Secretary General for consistent and unequivocal support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the Kashmir cause.

He urged the organization to lead the diplomatic endeavours towards facilitating a peaceful and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan, as the current Chair of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, is looking forward to playing a proactive role with regard to the matters of interest and concern to the OIC member states.

Shehbaz Sharif invited the OIC to launch a concerted effort to stop the ongoing Israeli aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque and other occupied Palestinian territories.

He also underscored the need for provision of urgent humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the OIC should step up its efforts to counter growing Islamophobia at the international level.

He invited the OIC secretary general to pay a visit to Pakistan, which was accepted.

The secretary general reaffirmed the OIC’s support for a just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

He expressed his resolve to work closely with Pakistan on key issues of concern to the Muslim Ummah, especially Palestine, Afghanistan and Islamophobia.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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