People of Kashmir must have their right to self determination: Imran Khan

Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday touched upon the plight of the people of Kashmir as well as Palestine, saying Pakistan supports the two-states solution and recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Khan made the remarks as leaders across the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Saudi Arabia early Saturday for the 14th session of the Islamic Summit.

“The people of Kashmir must also have their right to self determination; us as a body must stand against the oppression happening with the Muslim world.” Pakistan premier said.

Khan started his maiden speech at the OIC by raising the issue of Islamophobia: “When someone from the West blasphemed our Holy Prophet (PBUH), I always felt the response from the Muslim Ummah and OIC was lacking.”

“The OIC heads of states — owes a responsibility to the Muslim world when somebody blasphemes our Prophet (PBUH), it is a failure of the OIC that we have not been able to explain to the other countries the love and affection we feel for our Holy Prophet,” said Prime Minister Imran.

“Some western countries are suffering from Islamophobia. The West should differentiate between moderate Muslim and extremist Muslim.”(CNS)