Pakistan has finally broke silence on reason that why Pakistan skipped the Muslim leaers gathering in Malaysia and said that it skipped the four-day summit in Kuala Lumpur to address concerns from some Muslim countries of a possible division in the Ummah.
“In response to questions from the media, the Spokesperson stated that Pakistan did not participate in the KL Summit as time and efforts were needed to address the concerns of major Muslim countries regarding possible division in Ummah,” the Pakistani Foreign Office said in a statement on Friday.
“Pakistan will continue to work for the unity and solidarity of the Ummah, which is indispensable for effectively addressing the challenges faced by the Muslim world.”
On the other hand, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s revelations said on Friday (Dec 20) that Pakistan skipped the summit after Saudi Arabia issued economic threats to Pakistan. “Unfortunately, we see that Saudi Arabia pressures Pakistan,” Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah quoted Erdogan as saying.
“Now, there are promises that the country has given to Pakistan regarding the central bank. However, more than that, there are 4 million Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia. They (threaten by saying that they) would send (Pakistanis) back and re-employ Bangladeshi people instead,” Erdogan was quoted as saying.
The four-day conference, which opened in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday to address some of the Islamic world’s thorniest issues, was boycotted by a handful of countries including Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
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