Kashmiris laud Pakistan’s OIC statement, urge Muslim bloc to act in unison


Lauding Pakistan for its grand hosting of the 48th session of OIC’s Foreign Ministers in Islamabad, Kashmiri leader in the UK has urged the Muslim bloc to act in unison for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

In a statement issued in London, Fahim Kayani, president of Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) UK, said Pakistan hosting the summit is a vote of confidence in the leadership and people of the country from the Muslim world.

“It is not a hidden truth that all anti-Pakistan powers came together to hurt interests of Pakistan but the OIC summit happening in Pakistan brings back to fore the important position of Islamabad in the in-ternational affairs,” the TeK UK leader said. It is an honor for Pakistan to host officials of all Muslim countries when the country will be celebrating its National Day on March 23, he said.

Pointing to statements made by Pakistan leader-ship at the OIC Foreign Minister’s summit, the TeK UK leader said, the speech made by Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown mirror to the Muslim bloc as how diverging interests of member states of the OIC have led to unfulfillment of objectives of the Muslim world.”

“The role of OIC is very important and signifi-cant if it acts,” said the statement. “It is world’s second largest multi-national body comprising 57 nations which means it can have huge impact if it walks the talk.”

Kayani said, the division among the OIC mem-bers has led occupying nations like India and Israel exploit this situation and cement their colonization of Kashmir and Palestine. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was “right when he said OIC has failed the Kashmiris”. Time is running fast and the inability of the OIC to act according to international law, UN and its own resolutions only raise questions about the feasibility of the organization, he added.

Urging “strategy and actionable motion” on Kashmir by the OIC, Kayani said India earns more than around $34 billion from gulf countries every year in remittances only. —KMS


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