ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Wednesday termed US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital a disastrous move.
Speaking to the media, Shah deplored the US President’s decision, saying his policies could trigger unrest in the Muslim world.
Earlier this week, Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, angering the Arab world and upsetting Western allies of the United States.
Against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s policies, the opposition leader called on the Muslim countries to unite on a single platform to hammer out an effective strategy to counter the anti-Muslim moves.
Shah said President Trump’s actions vis-à-vis Jerusalem hurt sentiments of the Muslims and would have long-term implications.
He stressed that the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) should adopt a vibrant approach and represent the Muslims around the globe in true sense.
He said that the US has undermined the resolutions of the United Nations on various issues involving Muslims and the world body itself failed to ensure implementation of its resolution on Kashmir and Palestine disputes.
If the UN fails to assert its role, the Muslim countries will get no benefit from being associated with it, he added.