Opposition parties demanded the government to boycott the meeting because India was invited as a privilege to the OIC meeting.
Talking to the National Assembly, PML (N) senior leader and former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif strongly condemned India’s involvement on inviting India at the OIC meeting and demanded the boycott of the meeting.
Former Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir said that the OIC has invited India as an honorary guest, OIC’s constitution is Islamic, India was suffering from Kashmiris 50 years ago and is still scattered today. It is an organization whose name is Islam, he praised such a country as an honorable Muslim who is suffering from Muslims.
He said that we should first try diplomatically, that India should not be invited and if the OIC host is in Egypt to call India, then Pakistan should boycott a meeting where the killer of the Kashmiri people is being called as an honorable guest.
Former Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq said that we should send our delegation to the OIC member countries, OIC does not have the option to invite anyone without permission, Pakistan should not attend any such event It is a time of test for Pakistan.
Maulana Asad Mahmood, a member of Jamiat Ulama Islam, said it is wrong to call the Indian Foreign Minister to the OIC meeting we should boycott it.