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Pakistan ruling party says ‘will not recognize Israel’

Pakistan not to recognize Israel until it gets ‘just, fair’ settlement according to will of Palestinians, UN resolutions.

Pakistan’s ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognize Israel.

“Pakistan will not recognize Israel until we get a just and fair settlement according to the will of the people of Palestine & the resolutions of the UN,” the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Twitter.

PTI also shared a song commemorating the “just cause of self-determination, peace and freedom”.

The statement comes amid speculations that Pakistan’s longtime allies Saudi Arabia and UAE are putting pressure on Islamabad to recognize Israel.

In a separate tweet, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said: “On Int’l Day of solidarity with #Palestinian people, Pakistan reiterates its steadfast supports to Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination.”

For just and lasting peace, it is “imperative” to have a two-state solution based on relevant UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolutions, he said.

“With the pre-1967 borders & Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of a viable, independent & contiguous #Palestinian State,” Chaudhri added.

Nov. 29 is observed as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People since 1978.

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