Imran Khan—the Prime Minister of Pakistan, during a television interview, categorically said that Pakistan could not recognize Israel as a state unless it gave freedom to Palestine.
Prime Minister Khan, in a two-hour-long interview with a Pakistan news channel, talked about several issues the country facing. PM highlighted the government’s strategy to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), sugar and wheat crisis, poor civic amenities in the Sindh’s capital Karachi, the relation between the government and the opposition political parties, and reforms of the Federal Board of Revenue, and the country’s relation with other countries of the world.
While talking about the country’s foreign policy, Prime Minister Khan said that the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam said in 1948 that Pakistan could not recognize Israel as a state unless it gave freedom to the Palestinians.
“If we recognize Israel as a state and ignore its cruelty faced by the Palestinians, we will have to give up Indian Occupied Kashmir as well, and this we cannot do,” PM Khan added.
It is pertinent to mention here that last week, the United Arab Emirates has accepted Israel as a state and the relations between both countries have started to grow.