FM Qureshi Warns Saudi Arabia: ‘Support Us On Kashmir Or We Will Seek Support From Countries Outside OIC’
In an ultimatum to Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will have to look for other options if the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation doesn’t come forward in support of its stance on Kashmir.
The foreign minister made these remarks on a TV show.
Qureshi said that OIC that is led by Saudi Arabia should decide if it wanted to stand with Pakistan on such a sensitive issue, as Pakistan can’t wait for Saudi support anymore. He said Pakistan skipped Malaysia summit though with a ‘heavy heart’ due to Saudi Arabia’s reservations, so now it was time for Saudis to step forward.
He also said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed good ties and ‘Pakistanis were do anything to for the protection of Madina and Mecca’.
Did the Foreign Minister of Pakistan just lay down an ultimatum for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the OIC?
“Support us on Kashmir or we will get our support from other Muslim countries outside the OIC”….. pic.twitter.com/E39vKlYtVp
— Khurram Husain (@KhurramHusain) August 5, 2020
About the Jeddah-based organisation, he said it was about time the OIC stopped playing ‘hide and seek’ and took concrete steps to help the Kashmiri people.
The foreign minister said his remarks would create in uproar in the foreign ministry but he was going public with these reservations because of the situation in occupied Kashmir.