Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has categorically said that his country could not recognise Israel as a state unless it gave freedom to Palestine.
On foreign policy, the Pakistan premier said: “The Quaid-i-Azam had said in 1948 that Pakistan could not recognise Israel unless it gave freedom to Palestinians.
“If we recognise Israel and ignore tyranny faced by the Palestinians, we will have to give up [the cause of] Kashmir as well, and this we cannot do.”
Mr. Khan refuted an impression that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia relations had been shaken over Kashmir issue. “Saudi Arabia is one of our key friends and our relations are still fraternal and unchanged,” he said.
He said Pakistan’s future was linked to China as China defended Pakistan in all difficult times. He said Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Pakistan in the winter.