ISLAMABAD: Raja Ali Ejaz, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, called on the Secretary General of the OIC, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, on Wednesday in Jeddah and handed over a letter from the Pakistani foreign minister.
The Ambassador briefed Al-Othaimeen on the ground situation in Indian-administered Kashmir which has been under lockdown since August 5 when the Indian government revoked the Muslim majority region’s special status and autonomy.
The Secretary General reiterated the OIC’s principled position on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and assured of his full support to Pakistan and the Kashmiris.
“Ambassador thanked the Secretary General for the OIC’s strong support and appropriately highlighting the issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” said a statement from Ejaz’s office.
On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist-led government revoked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, the most far-reaching move on the disputed Himalayan region in nearly seven decades. There has been a communications blackout and curfew in the region since.