The Foreign Office of Pakistan released a statement on Wednesday, informing Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to attend the OIC Council meeting. The statement said that in the two-day session, many issues facing the Muslim world, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, will be discussed. However, this fake claim of Pakistan is soon proved to be false. Indeed, there is no mention of the Kashmir issue in the meeting’s agenda in the official statement issued by the OIC in English and Arabic.
Pakistan said – Foreign Minister will discuss Kashmir
The Pakistani Foreign Ministry statement said that Qureshi intended to highlight human rights and the human condition in Jammu and Kashmir following India’s decision to abolish the state’s special status in August 2019.
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On the other hand, the official statements of the OIC quoted the organization’s general secretary Yousef al-Othimane as saying that the meeting of the foreign ministers is taking place on the theme of ‘united against terrorism for peace and development’. The agenda of this meeting includes matters of concern for the Muslim world.
Kashmir is not mentioned in the official statement
The OIC’s English statement said without making any reference to the Kashmir issue, ‘The OIC will discuss issues such as the Palestinian issue, violence, extremism and the fight against terrorism, Islamophobia and religious profanity. The council will discuss the status of Muslim minorities and communities in non-member countries. Also the fund raising for Rohingya Muslims will be discussed in the International Court of Justice. In addition, dialogue between civilizations, cultures, religions and other emerging matters will be promoted. ‘ There is no mention of Kashmir issue in the Council’s statement issued in Arabic.
Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia and UAE deteriorate
A statement issued by the OIC that the incident of not keeping the Kashmir issue has come to light when Pakistan’s recent relations with the two major countries of this organization, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have become tense. In recent times, Pakistan has moved from the Saudi and UAE camp to the Turkish and Malaysian camp. On the other hand, India’s relations with these two countries have been enhanced.