There is chaos in the ranks of opposition parties & they do not have required numbers: Qureshi
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said theme of the 48th session of OIC Council Foreign Ministers being held on 22nd of this month in Islamabad will be ‘Partnership for Unity, Justice and Development.’
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said our objective is promote unity amongst the Muslim states, build bridges and construct partnership through this session of the OIC. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has always played a very important role in the OIC including the framing of new charter of the organization.
He pointed out that Pakistan has excellent relations with all the OIC member countries and it is ready to play the bridge building role. He said forty-eight foreign ministers of the Muslim countries have confirmed their participation in the meeting and this number may further increase.
The Foreign Minister said the upcoming session of the OIC is taking place at a very critical juncture. The people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and Palestine still await justice and the fulfillment of promise made to them for right to self-determination whilst the Muslim communities across the world especially in India face insecurity because of rising trend of hate speech and Islamophobia.
He said it will be our desire and effort that the reports prepared by the Special Envoy of OIC and Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian affairs are presented in the OIC session in order to apprise the Ummah about the latest situation in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said a Kashmiri delegation will also attend the OIC meeting to inform the Muslim Ummah about the ground realities in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It will also be our effort that the OIC also adopts a resolution on Jammu and Kashmir.
Similarly, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said it will be our effort that the OIC meeting comes up with a consensus response on Islamophobia and Hijab.
He said Pakistan also wants the OIC member countries to strengthen cooperation to deal with the impact of COVID-19.
The Foreign Minister said Pakistan wants the OIC meeting to prepare a concrete action plan to achieve our collective aspirations.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we want to give a message of solidarity and cooperation amongst the Muslim countries through the upcoming meeting of OIC.
Meanwhile Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the no confidence motion moved against Prime Minister Imran Khan will face defeat.
Talking to the media persons after appearing before the anti-terrorism court Islamabad in 2014’s PTV and Parliament House attack case on Tuesday, he said there is chaos in the ranks of opposition parties and they do not have the required numbers.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the unholy alliance amongst the opposition parties is not durable and will shatter soon as their ideology and destination is not the same.
He said we will face the no confidence motion in a constitutional, political and democratic manner.
The Foreign Minister said we have held successful public gatherings in Mandi Bahuddin, Mailsi, Lower Dir and Hafizabad in which the people expressed their solidarity with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He said a public gathering to be held at D-Chowk on 27th of this month will be peaceful in which the Prime Minister will put his point of view before the public.
Meanwhile Pakistan and Indonesia have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties covering political trade, and economic matters. The understanding came during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Ms Retno Marsudi.
They also agreed to enhance cooperation at the United Nations, ASEAN, OIC and other multilateral fora.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to deepen relations in the areas of trade, economy, culture and tourism. During a telephonic conversation Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah acknowledged the long history of close cooperation between both brotherly countries.
The two sides reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen the partnership. They also agreed to remain engaged on issues of common interest, both bilateral and multilateral.