ISLAMABAD: Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) has demanded that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting come out with solid solutions for the lingering issues of Kashmir, Palestine and Yemen.

In a statement, MWM Secretary General Allama Raja Nasir Abbas said the OIC foreign ministers’ conference had to take serious note of issues faced by the Muslims across the world.

He said participants of the conference should learn from the unified stance taken by the western countries against Russia in the recent Ukrainian crisis.

He said the meeting could only be meaningful if its fruits reach the oppressed who were suffering from state suppression and the occupiers had the backing of global colonial powers.

“In the face of barbarism faced by the Muslims across the world, the OIC can effectively demonstrate its transparency and fairness by raising its voice effectively,” he added.

The MWM, a coalition partner of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab, had suggested that the best opportunity for the government was to take a firm stand in support of the Kashmiri people and eradicate the propaganda against them.

“This opportunity should be used to convey a strong voice for the oppressed people of Kashmir, and a unanimous resolution should be passed which reflected the aspirations of the Kashmiri people,” Allama Abbas said.

He also congratulated the nation on the occasion of Pakistan Day, and said all Pakistanis should be proud of the fact that it was the only country in modern history to be created in the name of Islam and the first to be established on ideological grounds.

“The acquisition of Pakistan was not just for a piece of land but for the establishment of an Islamic state that is independent in its decisions,” the MWM chief said.

Published in Dawn, March 23rd, 2022

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