Pakistan Won’t Recognise Israel until Palestine Freed
Following UAE’s normalisation of relations with Israel, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan will not recognise the jewish state until Palestine is freed.
“Whichever country wants to do it [recognise Israel], our stance is very clear. Our stance was cleared by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1947-48,” Khan said. “Which was that we will never recognise Israel till the Palestinians do not get their rights.”
Khan argued that the country cannot have diplomatic relations with Israel until the country accepts the two-state solutions based on the will and wishes of the Palestinian people. He said that recognising Israel would mean Pakistan will also have to give up its stance on Kashmir as the two regions were facing similar illegal annexation. “Hence, Pakistan cannot recognise Israel,” he stated.
He made these statements during an all-encompassing interview with Kamran Khan’s Dunya News.
Pakistan’s stance on the issue has been clear. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier said that “We have noted the Joint Statement announcing agreement of UAE and Israel to have full normalization of relations. This is a development with far-reaching implications.
“Pakistan has an abiding commitment to the full realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination. Peace and stability in the Middle East region is also Pakistan’s key priority,” it added.
For a just, comprehensive and lasting peace, Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant UN and OIC resolutions as well as international law.
“Pakistan’s approach will be guided by our evaluation of how Palestinians’ rights and aspirations are upheld and how regional peace, security and stability are preserved.”
Earlier in the day, Sudan on Tuesday also said that it is working on formalising an agreement with Israel to normalise relations with the country. After Egypt and Jordan, UAE and Sudan are latest to normalise relations with Israel.