Pakistan lawmakers condemns US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously and strongly condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the so called capital of Israel and to move its embassy there and demanded the US to immediately take back it decision.

The Lower House of the Parliament adopted the resolution unanimously moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhary Barjees Tahir on behalf of the all political parties.

“This is a direct attack on the Muslim Ummah at a time when the Middle East is already beset with wars and conflicts,” the resolution said.

It further said, “The US move is also a violation of international law, UN Security Council resolutions, namely resolutions No.252 (1968), 267 (1969), 476 and 478 (1980), including the recent resolution 2334 (2016) and global consensus on how to resolve the Palestine conflict”.

The National Assembly endorses the final communiqué of the OIC in Jeddah 4th December, 2017 and calls on the government to immediately mobilize the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) into taking concrete diplomatic steps against this US action.

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