Pakistan apologizes for attending Kuala Lumpur summit
Pakistan apologizes for attending the Kuala Lumpur summit! Prime Minister Imran Khan will not attend the Kuala Lumpur summit in Malaysia. External Affairs Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi confirmed that Prime Minister Imran Khan did not go to Malaysia and said that Imran Khan is not going to Malaysia and Pakistan will not attend the summit at any level. Leaders from Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Qatar, and Indonesia will hold a conference in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, but he has refused to attend the conference. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was represented by the Prime Minister at the meeting but he too would not attend the meeting.
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According to Foreign Office sources, the Prime Minister has informed Malaysia and Turkey of his decision. He met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Geneva and discussed this with Mahathir Mohamed on the telephone last night. According to officials, Pakistan will talk to Saudi Arabia and Malaysia after the summit and our Muslim Ummah is trying not to divide.
According to the Foreign Office, Pakistan was not attending the summit to consolidate the Muslim Ummah, Muslim countries Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates objected to the conference as they viewed the Kuala Lumpur summit as a parallel block to the OIC.
The conference is being hosted by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed, who has publicly expressed that the OIC has failed to protect the interests of the Muslim Umma, so a new alliance could prove to be an alternative to the OIC. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia believes that such a new Islamic block could undermine Saudi Arabia’s role in the Muslim world. In that context, Pakistan’s civil and military leadership has made several visits to Saudi Arabia.