No Pakistani Delegation Visited Israel, Says FO

No Pakistani Delegation Visited Israel, Says FO
The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected the reports of a Pakistani delegation visiting Israel.

In a press release, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that the “reported visit in question was organised by a foreign NGO which is not based in Pakistan".

He said that Pakistan’s position on the Palestinian issue is clear and unambiguous. "There is no change whatsoever in our policy on which there is a complete national consensus," he said.

"Pakistan steadfastly supports the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination. The establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with the relevant UN and OIC resolutions, is imperative for just and lasting peace in the region," he added.

The clarification comes a day after several media outlets reported that a delegation of Pakistanis, including former minister Nasim Ashraf, has met Israeli officials in Jerusalem. The tour organiser said on Wednesday that the delegation included representatives from the American Muslims and Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC) and Sharaka, a US-based non-government group.