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This discussion is going to be divided into three parts.
- Foundation of
’s relation with the Muslim World Pakistan
- Multilateral relations with the Muslim World
- Bilateral relations or you could say country to country relationship
First of all we will take up the first part and that is the foundations of
Another consideration s support to Muslim causes at the International level whether you are talking of international forums or bilateral levels
Another aspect relates to
So, we can say that the principles of policy in all the constitutions carry special attachment for Muslims and their heritage. The love for Muslim brotherhood continued during and after the independence.
Now we move on to the second aspect of today’s lecture that deals with multilateral relations that is the relations of
After becoming independent
Second issue that can be raised here is the
Organization of Islamic Conference:
Third we can talk about OIC which is a manifestation of the Muslim World and a concept of Pan-Islamism. Organization of Islamic Conference is the largest Muslim forum in the world.
RCD and ECO:
Fourth important area in the multi-lateral field is RCD (Regional Cooperation for Development) and ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization). RCD was set up in 1964 and this included
Economic Assistance and Investment in Pakistan from the Middle East:
Some of the Middle East Countries had been extending economic cooperation to
This relationship is very important for Pakistan and if there is a crises in the Middle East this adversely affects the trade between Pakistan and the ME and also those Pakistanis who are living and working there and their dependents in Pakistan who get their financial support from these countries from their own family members.
Rights of Muslim Minorities in different counties:
There is another dimension at multilateral level that pertains to the rights and issues of Muslim minorities in different countries of the World. Muslims are living as minorities that is where majority community is Non-Muslim. The rights and interests of Muslim minorities living in other countries is a matter of interest for
Now we move on to the third part of our lecture today which deals with country to country relationship that is
Let’s take up
The second important relationship is with UAE,
Egypt Pakistan relations are normal and cordial; currently they exchanged views on regional and international issues. However in the past in the 50s and 60s there was a problem in
Other Muslim Countries:
Then there are other Muslim countries with which