President, PM Condemn Trump's Decision On Jerusalem

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Speaking in Islamabad the President said Pakistan would take up the decision of the U.S. President to at all available fora.

The President expressed the confidence that the O.I.C. Meeting to be convened to review the situation and would adopt a tough position.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan termed President Trump's announcement to relocate U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem tantamount to altering the legal and historical status of the city.

He said, such a step would constitute a clear violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions particularly resolution 478 of 1980.

The Prime Minister said, the decision would undermine regional peace and security and derail any prospects for a lasting peace in the middle east.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Office spokesman in statement said, Pakistan shares the international outrage and is deeply concerned over the implications of this decision for international peace and security, especially in the middle east.

The Foreign Office also called upon the un security council to take cognizance of this situation and take steps in accordance with the UN charter.

The spokesperson also welcomed the announcement by Turkey to convene an extraordinary Islamic Summit next week to discuss this issue.