PM: (Pakistan enjoys brotherly relations with all Muslim countries: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that there is a lot of scope for the Muslim world to cooperate in the areas of trade and commerce.

He was talking to Secretary General Muslim World League Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Alturki here on Wednesday. The Prime Minister said Pakistan enjoys good brotherly relations with all the Muslim countries and our government is ready to extend every possible support for the collective benefit of the Muslim World League.

 Diplomatic: (Pakistan for Palestinian State based on pre-1967 borders)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated that a just, sustainable and equitable resolution of the Middle East conflict is only possible through establishment of an independent Palestine state.

Speaking in a debate on Palestine in the UN General Assembly, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the world body Maleeha Lodhi said, the Palestinian state should be based on pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

She urged the UN Security Council to play its due role in early resolution of the Middle East conflict. Maleeha Lodhi expressed her support for the Palestinian demand for international protection.

She insisted that pressure be mounted on Israel to immediately lift the blockade of Gaza. She also called for release of all Palestinian detainees, end to demolition of Palestinian houses and illegal settlement construction.