Addressing a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that we have failed on Palestine and Kashmir. According to Imran Khan, “We all have our own foreign policies, but I want to say that the way robberies are taking place in Palestine in broad daylight, if we do not unite and take a stand, we will not be anywhere.”
Addressing a meeting of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, Imran Khan said that the OIC meeting was being held on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Pakistan and thanked the Foreign Ministers of the OIC member countries for coming.
It may be recalled that the 48th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Pakistan is attended by foreign ministers, observers and guests from 57 Muslim countries.
Referring to Palestine and Kashmir several times, Imran Khan said, “We have failed on both issues. We couldn’t make an impact. We are divided. And those powers know. We are one and a half billion Muslims but still we have failed. According to him, we are not talking about occupying any country. International law is with us.
Imran Khan: ‘India illegally took back Kashmir’s special status’
Pakistani Premier Imran Khan said that India had illegally taken back the special status of Kashmir. And now India does not feel any pressure. According to him, war crimes are being committed in Kashmir. India should change the ‘demographics’ of Kashmir in such a way that the Muslim majority can be turned into a minority.
Talking about Afghanistan, Imran Khan said that a stable Afghanistan is the key to ending terrorism in the world. Include Afghanistan in the international community,” he said. Afghans do not like outside interference.
Addressing the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that the people of Yemen were being provided with humanitarian assistance while the international community should play its role for a just solution to the Kashmir issue. He said that they want a peaceful solution to the Palestinian problem in accordance with international resolutions.
Earlier in his address, the OIC Secretary General said that he would continue to defend the interests of the Muslim Ummah. According to him, the people of Yemen are being badly affected by the conflict and the bloodshed in Yemen should be stopped immediately. He stressed the need to find a peaceful and lasting solution to this problem.
The OIC Secretary General said that the Kashmiri people should be given the right to self-determination in accordance with the UN resolutions. OIC urges resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions.
The OIC Secretary-General condemned the genocidal act of the Palestinian people and the attack on the civilian population by Houthi rebels.
Talking about Afghanistan, he said that Afghans are in touch with the international community for peace. Afghan peace efforts need to be stepped up in partnership with Afghan authorities and international partners.”
‘Congratulations on celebrating the day against Islamophobia’
Prime Minister Imran Khan, while congratulating the participants of the OIC Foreign Ministers for March 15 being declared by the United Nations as the International Day Against Islamophobia, said: very first time it is accepted internationally that Islamophobia is a reality and steps need to be taken in this regard.
Imran Khan said that Islamophobia started from 9/11.
Imran Khan added in his address that March 15 is the day when a gunman entered a mosque in New Zealand and opened fire, killing 50 worshipers. According to him, Gunman believed that all Muslims are terrorists. According to him, after 9/11, the most difficult period began for Muslims living in non-Muslim countries around the world.
According to Imran Khan, religion has nothing to do with terrorism but after 9/11, Islamophobia has been on the rise all over the world. He further added Islam and Muslims were linked to terrorism. I am very sorry to say that we were responsible for this because we did not take steps to break this statement.
He said that Muslim countries should have raised their voice in this regard, the world needed to understand that terrorism does not belong to any religion.
According to Imran Khan, his English is much better but still he could not understand the word enlightenment. According to him, the slogan of Enlightenment was used only to appease the West. Islam is the only one of prophet’s Islam but there are all kinds of people in every corner of the world. According to him, the person who attacked the mosque in New Zealand was also a part of his society but no other community in the world has been linked to terrorism in this way.
White collar criminals are not caught in poor countries
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that look at the poor countries, the common denominator in all these countries is that there is a separate law for rich and poor.
According to him, the biggest problem of poor countries is that white collar criminals cannot be caught there and they are rounded up for petty crimes. He said that it is sad to see Western countries today that the concept of welfare state is not seen anywhere in Muslim countries.
According to Imran Khan, Pakistan is the only country which was established in the name of Islam. The Prime Minister said that it is unfortunate that the Muslims themselves are not aware of the model of the state of Madinah.