He said that terrorism continues to haunt Muslim societies and has distorted the face of Islam. Referring to the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war against terrorism‚ he said we need to fight collectively against suicide bombings and the mindset that promotes it. He appealed to the Ulema from all over the world to issue a solemn declaration against suicide attacks and also against forces that back such attacks.
The President lauded personal interest and invaluable services of King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud‚ and the Government and people of Saudi Arabia for taking the lead in finding solutions to the issues of concern to the Muslim Ummah. The President also appreciated the initiative to establish a Centre for Dialogue amongst various doctrines of Islam saying that it will go a long way in achieving the objectives of creating harmony and solidarity in the Muslim Ummah.
A decision to his effect was announced at the end of two day summit meeting in Makkah-tul-Mukaramah which expressed concern over the situation in Syria.
Meanwhile‚ the United States has commended the OIC decision for suspending Syria's membership‚ saying it sent a strong message to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the action underscores the Assad regime's increasing international isolation and the widespread support for the Syrian people and their struggle for a democratic state that represents their aspirations and respects their human rights.
President Asif Ali Zardari who is representing Pakistan in the meeting will give proposals to solve the problems being faced by Islamic world.
The President will also inform about the steps being taken by Pakistan to create sustainable peace in South Asia‚ containing extremism and terrorism and the country's efforts to achieve unity and solidarity among the Muslim Ummah.
Inaugurating the meeting Saudi King Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz described aims and objectives of the conference.
He urged upon the need of unity in the Muslim Ummah and also suggested to establish a centre in Riyadh for discussing the problems being faced by Ummah.
Secretary General of OIC Ekmeluddin Ihsanoglu said Muslim Ummah should take steps to highlight its identity.
Syrian crisis leads the agenda of the meeting. A proposal has been made in the meeting to cancel the membership of Syria.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad whose country staunchly supports Assad government is also present in the meeting.
President Asif Ali Zardari has urged for early conclusion of Pakistan-Turkey Preferential Trade Agreement to achieve the mutually agreed trade target of two billion dollars by the end of this year.
He was talking to Turkish President Abdullah Gul on the sidelines of OIC Summit at Makkah.
The two leaders exchanged views on wide-ranging bilateral regional and international issues‚ the situation in Middle East with focus on Syria and the reconciliation and peace process in Afghanistan.
President Zardari appreciated Turkish leadership for the positive role for bringing peace and stability in the Middle East. He said that Pakistan considers Turkey as an important player in the region. He expressed hope that it would continue playing its active role in the regional peace and development.
The two leaders were unanimous in the views that both Pakistan and Turkey had significant and important responsibility in the comity of nations.
They said that both the countries were facing many challenges to ensure peace‚ security and stability in the region but vowed to confront all the challenges and contribute in a meaningful way to the cause of peace and stability of the region.
President Zardari thanked Turkish President Gul for personal interest in the Gul Train project‚ which he said would usher a new era of development and economic activity.
Turkish President assured full support and cooperation from Turkey to Pakistan in all spheres. He appreciated Pakistan's sacrifices in the fight against militancy and also assured full help to Pakistan in its efforts in the war against terror.
President Asif Ali Zardari held a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razzaq in Makkahtul Mukarrama and discussed ways to further expand bilateral ties in various fields.
Both the leaders agreed to give boost to the existing economic and trade ties between the two countries.
The President said Pakistan and Malaysia have a huge potential to tap in their respective Halal food sectors. He said there is need to focus on enhancing trade between the two countries which has already touched two point eight billion dollars.
The two sides also discussed issues regarding ASEAN and challenges confronting Muslim Ummah.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari‚ Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Interior Minister Rahman Malik were also present at the meeting.
Emir of Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani also called on President Asif Ali Zardari in Makkah Makarmah and discussed matters of bilateral interest.
Pakistan's OIC Representative in the United States Irshad Hussain also called on President Asif Ali Zardari in Makkah Makarmah.
==================================================The two-day extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Makkah-tul-Mukaramah has discussed the crisis in Syria‚ plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the other issues being faced by the Muslim Ummah.
Opening the summit King Abdullah underlined the need for unity in the Muslim Ummah to face the challenges of the present day.
Speaking on the occasion‚ the OIC Secretay General‚ Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu‚ urged heads of states to do their utmost to resolve the problems of the Islamic world.
President Asiuf Ali Zardari is representing Pakistan at the summit.
President Zardari said Pakistan is seeking closer cooperation with its neighbouring countries for sustainable regional
He expressed the hope that the united efforts of Muslim leaders from the platform of OIC will help achieve the shared objective of progress and prosperity for their peoples.
The President informed the Malaysian Prime Minister about the incentives offered by Pakistan Government to attract foreign investment.
President Asif Ali Zardari is in Saudi Arabia to represent Pakistan at the summit. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari‚ Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar‚ Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani are part of the President's entourage.
The President was received at King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah by Governor Makkah Prince Khalid Al Faisal and governor Jeddah Prince Mish'al bin Majid bin Abdulaziz.
Pakistan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Muhammad Naeem Khan‚ Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Ibrahim Abdul Aziz al-Ghadeer‚ Consul General Jeddah Abdul Salik Khan‚ and senior Pakistan and Saudi officials were also present at the airport.