Rejecting rumours and speculations about recognizing Israel, Pakistan has categorically said that it is not recognizing Israel.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said in a statement that no proposal for recognition of Israel is under consideration and Pakistan rejects any speculation about the recognition of Israel.
The spokesman said that in this context, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement is clear that Pakistan cannot surrender to Israel until the Palestinian issue is resolved.
The spokesman said that Pakistan supports the right of Palestine to self-determination and the issue of Palestine should be resolved in accordance with the UN and OIC resolutions.
On November 17, the Pakistani Foreign Office dismissed reports of US pressure on the prime minister to recognize Israel, saying that the prime minister had said he could not recognize Israel until a just solution had been found.
The State Department said it supported Palestine, which has a pre-1967 border and a capital, Jerusalem, and a two-state solution in accordance with UN, OIC resolutions and international law.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while addressing the National Assembly, had said that it was being said that Pakistan was not going to recognize Israel, so I clearly said that Pakistan was not recognizing Israel.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the position of our government on Palestine is the same as that of other governments, they are not reconsidering their policy under any pressure, our position on Palestine is the same as that of Pakistan, we are two states. The ideology was supported yesterday and still is today.
Pakistan’s future envoy to the UN Munir Akram has also made it clear that Pakistan is not recognizing Israel. In a statement, Munir Akram said that some Arab countries recognized Israel on external and internal compulsions but Pakistan is not such a weak state.
Munira Karam said that supporting the right to self-determination of Palestinians has been the basic principle since the establishment of Pakistan.