Two Pakistani PMs at OIC summit?
As every one of us know that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif along with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi participated at an extraordinary summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Before start of the OIC summit today, the Punjab chief minister had a detail historic interaction with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he expressed complete support of Pakistan to the Muslim world over Jerusalem’s issue. Talking to the Palestinian President, the CM openly condemned President Donald Trump’s action over Jerusalem, and called it a huge setback to the Palestinian peace process. He was strongly of the opinion that this decision has reinforced the Palestinians’ lack of trust in the honesty of the Trump administration as a peace broker, and now, the situation will become worse in the Palestine as there will be more bloodshed.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warmly welcomed the Pakistani delegation, and appreciated Pakistan’s stance on this imperative matter. The Punjab chief minister especially appreciated Turkey for making sincere efforts in organising this extraordinary summit of OIC. Particularly, the CM acknowledged Turkey’s support to Punjab’s social sector, and expressed pleasure over the unfailing support and assistance from Turkey in intensifying mutual collaboration across a vast range of areas in Punjab.
The amazing aspect in both these interactions was the impactful presence of Shahbaz, who looked very vigilant and focused to the cause for which he is there. What is noticeable was that from no angle it appeared that there is a person who is not a head of a state. Instead, his expressions were so assertive that it reinforced the opinion of him being currently part of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarkable league as present great Muslim leaders in the world.
The Punjab chief minister’s keenness towards this summit is visible from his brilliant tweet today, in which he quoted the wonderful words of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
#OICSummit: Issues of Palestine & Kashmir remained a thorn in the heart of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah …
Barely two weeks before he passed away on 11 September 1948, he warned the Muslim Ummah in his last Eid-ul-Fitr message .. & the Quaid said: pic.twitter.com/olxZ3nAsUa
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 13, 2017
It once again reaffirms people of other provinces in Pakistan’s appreciation for CM Punjab’s development steps, calling them remarkable initiatives, and urging their respective provincial heads as well to follow his footsteps. Undoubtedly, it is these amazing skills and great vision of CM Punjab that people from every province are now idealizing him as their upcoming national leader.