FO Spokesperson categorically rejects the notion of any delegation from Pakistan visiting Israel
Says Pakistan steadfastly supports the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Responding to media queries, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad has categorically rejected the notion of any delegation from Pakistan visiting Israel.
FO spokesperson said that the reported visit in question was organized by a foreign NGO which is not based in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan’s position on the Palestinian issue is clear and unambiguous. He said that there is no change whatsoever in our policy on which there is complete national consensus.
Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that Pakistan steadfastly supports the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination. The establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian State with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with the relevant UN and OIC resolutions, is imperative for just and lasting peace in the region, he said.
Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said that the policy of the government of Pakistan is clear and it does not recognize the state of Israel.
In a statement on the social networking site Twitter, Ahsan Iqbal made it clear that no government or semi-government delegation of Pakistan met the Israeli president. The participants in the delegation mentioned by the president of Israel were Pakistani-Americans who have already explained their position.
The Federal Minister while rejecting it put great emphasis on Pakistan’s policy that does not recognize the state of Israel.
All our sympathies are with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, he added.