Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 12:01:20 am
Saudi Arabia’s support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue holds great significance

Mushtaq Ahmed Mehar (Former Ambassador):  Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have deep and spiritual ties. Prime Minister Imran khan's upcoming visit to KSA holds great significance in recent political scenario of the region. The Middle Eastern countries have serious differences which need sincere consultation. The Muslim world is divided into two major blocks, one block emphasizes on economic progress, while the other believes in supremacy of the Islamic ideology. Pakistan’s bilateral interests include strong economic ties with the Arab world. We also urge political and ideological support from KSA in resolving the Kashmir dispute. The menace of Islamophobia can only be countered through collective efforts of the Muslim world. There is an ideological shift in the world and it poses a threat to religious ideology. The Islamic ideology is strong and there is a possibility of clash between Islamic ideology and secular ideology. It is high time to give priority to the issue of Islamophobia and revive the spirit of Islam in Muslim world. The classical Muslim countries can lead this movement. It is high time to forget the minor issues and face the future challenges with unity.