PM Urges OIC Countries to take united stand on various challenges facing Muslim Ummah

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the OIC countries to take a united stand on various challenges facing the Muslim Ummah including the longstanding issues of Palestine and Kashmir.

Addressing the 48th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said the Muslim countries should not drag themselves into bloc politics and rather show their power for bringing peace in the world.

The Prime Minister regretted that the Muslim Ummah have failed to make any impact for the resolution of Kashmir and Palestine disputes. Given our divisions, the oppressors do not take us seriously. He pointed out that regardless of our huge population bulge of 1.5 billion Muslims, our voice unfortunately has not been able to stop the blatant injustices against Kashmiris and Palestinians.

Imran Khan said the UN resolutions back the right of self-determination of Kashmiri and Palestinian people.

He said the international community promised the Kashmiris to decide their future, regretting that the special status was also taken away illegally by India on 5th August 2019. He said India is also changing the demographic structure of the occupied territory in complete contravention of the fourth Geneva Convention. He said India is doing so by bringing settlers from outside.

Regarding Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said a stable Afghan government is the only way to stop international terrorism emanate from their soil. He urged the international community to help the Afghan people in sorting out their issues

The Prime Minister suggested the OIC play its role to stop conflict in Ukraine. He said the OIC, China and all the non-partisan countries should use their influence to resolve the crisis.