Opp surpasses India, Israel in drive against OIC moot: Fawad


Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday came down hard on the opposition for campaigning against the 48th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Council of Foreign Ministers starting in Islamabad from Tuesday.

The opposition had surpassed India and Israel in campaigning against the OIC moot, he said while talking to the media outside the Supreme Court alongside Energy Minister Hammad Azahar and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Zaheer-ud-Din Babar.

Referring to Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s threat of disrupting the OIC conference, he said “how embarrassing it is for those who had said that we will see how the OIC takes place in Islamabad.”

He said the final dates for OIC meeting were announced some eight months ago. If the opposition had submitted the resolution for convening the National Assembly session ten days later, nothing would have happened.

“What’s harm in it if the NA session is convened on March 25 instead of March 22,” he questioned, adding a motion was adopted by the National Assembly on January 21 to allow the exclusive use of its chamber for the 48th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.

He said all the efforts of opposition parties were seemed to be against the national interest. “It has been observed that Fazlur Rehman and his alliance are making more efforts than India and Israel to sabotage the OIC conference,” he added.

Fawad said Prime Minister Imran Khan stood affirm in the face of opposition’s threats and would foil their every bid against him and his government. “It is not the first time that Imran Khan is facing such challenges in his life… he always emerges victorious in such situations,” he added.

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