ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) Monday said Pakistan could not accept the unilateral decisions taken by the Trump Administration on Al-Quds and that Islamabad would continue to impress upon the United States its moral and political responsibility towards a just and fair resolution of the issue.
This was decided in the 16th meeting of the National Security Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The committee viewed that Pakistan would also continue to impress upon the US administration the need to revoke the steps taken in this regard.
The NSC condemned the terrorist attack on the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta on Sunday, terming it to be against the fundamental tenets of peace and tolerance teachings of Islam.
The foreign secretary briefed the meeting on the OICâ€™s Extraordinary Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers Meetings on Al-Quds Al-Sharif held in Istanbul on December 13, following the decisions taken by the Trump Administration to recognise Jerusalem as Israelâ€™s capital and its announcement to shift US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Observing that these two decisions had created an incomprehensible situation not just for the Muslim Ummah but also for the international community in general, the committee emphasized that the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state remained a major objective of the Muslim Ummah.
The committee also reviewed the rapidly evolving security situation in the Middle East as well as the latest developments in Pakistanâ€™s relations with the GCC states and Iran.
After thorough analysis, the meeting reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue to work for the unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah, for which it shall intensify its efforts in view of the growing challenges.
The secretary interior apprised the committee of the progress made in each of the 20 areas of the National Action Plan (NAP).
The committee observed Read MOre