ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s overseas minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s remarks towards Saudi Arabia after Riyadh refused to intrude on Kashmir subject, has invited criticism at residence. The variations of their relations surfaced when Pakistan was made to pay again $1 billion to […]
The variations of their relations surfaced when Pakistan was made to pay again $1 billion to Saudi Arabia. This mirrored the truth that Islamabad is regularly dropping the assist of different Muslim international locations.
Just lately two Pakistani journalists — Rauf Klasra and Amir Mateen — held a dialogue on the sudden coverage shift of Saudi Arabia in direction of Pakistan.
Whereas criticising Qureshi for making such statements, Mateen mentioned, “Generally Qureshi speaks emotionally. He will get carried away.”
As Pakistan, which is in a monetary disaster, depends on Saudi Arabia, Qureshi ought to have been cautious of constructing any statements, he mentioned.
“As we’re very a lot depending on Saudi Arabia, we should always complain solely to a restrict. Amid such a state of affairs, Qureshi ought to have been cautious as a result of Mohammed bin Salman is younger and has impulsive behaviour.”
Mateen additional mentioned, “It shouldn’t have been anticipated that as Saudi Arabia is a pal of Pakistan so it is going to routinely be towards India’s stance on Kashmir. This isn’t a school however a global area.”
The event comes whilst Pakistan has been pushing for the overseas ministers’ assembly of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) since India abrogated Article 370, which gave particular standing to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a report printed by Daybreak, a Pakistan diplomatic supply confirmed that Saudi Arabia had proven reluctance to simply accept Islamabad’s request for a direct assembly of OIC overseas ministers’ on Kashmir.
After Pakistan failed to assemble assist from the OIC members on Kashmir on Might 22, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned, “The reason being that we have now no voice and there’s a whole division amongst (us). We can not even come collectively as an entire on the OIC assembly on Kashmir.”
Although Pakistan reportedly made makes an attempt to push its narrative of elevating the problem of rising Islamophobia in India in its agenda, Maldives, an ally of India, thwarted the transfer and mentioned, “Remoted statements by motivated individuals and disinformation campaigns on social media shouldn’t be construed as consultant of the sentiments of 1.three billion.”
Maldives Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations, Thilmeeza Hussain, mentioned that alleging Islamophobia within the context of India can be factually incorrect.