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OIC participants call for proactive Muslim media for countering western propaganda

17 May, 2007

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ISLAMABAD: OIC participants reviewing the challenges faced by Muslim Ummah on the second day of its meeting has called for Muslim unity and establishment of proactive media of Muslim states to counter western propaganda.

In the second day of three days long closed door OIC Foreign Ministers Conference the participants discussed and reviewed in detail the issue of Kashmir, Palestine Afghanistan, Iraq, Philippine and the challenges faced by Muslim Ummah across the world.

Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri chaired the meeting. Members of representatives' states were also present on the occasion.

The participants suggested that there should be a proactive media of Muslim states. They also agreed upon for a separate media at the platform of OIC in order to counterblast the false propaganda of non Islamic countries.

While condemning terrorism they warned that it should not be link with Islam. They also agreed that if someone links Islam with terrorism then Muslim Countries should adopt hard attitude rather to condemn such issues.

In order to find sustainable solution of issue of Palestine they stressed upon both the parties to continue dialogues. They have also expressed grave concerned over the loss of innocent lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With regards to Iraq, the participants were of the view that Iraqis should be given the right to decide their future on their own free will and solidarity and geographical territorial security should be ensured.

Instead of status quo the western states should work for the resolution of problems faced by Muslim Ummah.

They also suggested that OIC should be made proactive patterned on EU, G-8, and other Regional Conferences. The PML rulers should take decisions keeping in views the will of people, they added.

Sources further said that the participants condemned terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestation and they have also condemned the suicide blast in Peshawar.

They expressed sympathy with the Pakistan and suggested that in order to tackle with terrorism and extremism we should have to make united efforts.

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