Imran Khan: World is Going in Wrong Direction

The two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began on Tuesday. During this, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the OIC and China should come together to resolve the dispute between Ukraine and Russia.

Regarding the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan suggested that Muslim countries and China should partner to find a solution to this crisis. Along with this, he also cautioned that the world is going in the wrong direction due to ‘cold war’ and politics of rival factions.

Imran Khan said this while delivering the keynote address at the inaugural session of the two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The meeting was started in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, on Tuesday to discuss the challenges faced by Muslim countries.

This is the 48th CFM meeting of OIC. Its theme is ‘Developing Partnerships for Unity, Justice and Development’. In this, about 46 member countries are represented by their ministers and the rest of the countries are represented by their senior officials. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is attending it as a special guest.

‘The direction in which the world is moving is harmful for all’
Imran Khan in his address also talked about his concept of Muslim welfare country, Islamophobia and global political affairs. He said the world was heading towards a cold war and could be divided into factions. The world is moving in a direction which is worrying for all of us.

Prime Minister Imran Khan suggested that OIC foreign ministers should discuss how efforts could be made to mediate, ceasefire and end the conflict in Ukraine. Along with this, he cautioned that if the Russo-Ukraine war continues, it will have serious consequences for the world.

‘Muslim countries should take steps against Islamophobia’
He said that we will discuss with the Chinese Foreign Minister how the OIC can stop the war in Ukraine with China and find a solution to it. Regarding Islamophobia, Khan said that unfortunately, we have not done anything against it. The heads of Muslim countries should have taken some steps.

At the same time, regarding the situation in Afghanistan, he said that there could be a humanitarian crisis due to sanctions and non-recognition of the new government of Afghanistan. This may affect its ability to counter terrorism. The OIC is a 57-member grouping of Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan.