Amid rumors of initiating diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, the Foreign Office has cleared the air that Pakistan stands firm in its stance of not recognizing Israel as a country owing to the Palestine issue.
Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, told that there will be no change in Pakistan’s policy regarding Israel during a media briefing.
In the past few days, there has been plenty of debate on social media whether or not Pakistan should rethink its diplomatic relations with Israel. It comes in the aftermath of India’s move to revoke the special status of Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 as a majority of Arab countries have not openly condemned the step. Instead, the Indian PM Narendra Modi is being conferred with different awards in some Arab countries.
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Rumors were making rounds on different social media platforms that the government is mulling over such a change, however, the Foreign Office has refuted all such rumors.
The government has always faced a strong reaction from the masses when it comes to Israel.
Answering a question about India, Dr. Faisal said that Pakistan is willing to solve the issue bilaterally, however, New Delhi doesn’t want to settle the matter. He reiterated that Pakistan believes that the matter can be resolved through the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions.