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Palestine reinstates envoy to Pakistan who shared stage with Hafiz Saeed

Earlier On December 30 After India's Strong Protest, Palestine Had Recalled Ali Terming His Meeting With Hafiz Saeed As “unacceptable.'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 07 Jan 2018, 03:37:56 PM
Palestine ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali with terrorist Hafiz Saeed (Image tweeted by @PakMNAOfficial)

New Delhi:

Palestine has reinstated its ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali after he was recalled for attending an event of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, also a UN-designated terrorist, Pakistani media reported.

According to an article published in Geo News, “The Palestinian president has reinstated Ambassador Walid Abu Ali and he will return to Pakistan on Wednesday to resume his duty.”

The report further said Ali was reinstated on the recommendation of Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi.

“I requested Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the country’s Chief Justice to reinstate Walid Abu Ali, in view of the ambassador’s services rendered to Pakistan,” Geo News quoted Ashrafi as saying.

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Earlier on December 30, Palestine had recalled Ali after India's protest terming his meeting with Hafiz Saeed as “unacceptable.”

"We are supporting India in its fight against terrorism and because of that my Government decided to directly call our Ambassador to go back home," Palestinian Ambassador to India said.

The move to recall its Pak envoy came after India’s strong protest over his presence with 2008 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

“The concerns were conveyed both in New Delhi to the Palestinian Ambassador and in Ramallah to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, State of Palestine,” the External Affairs Ministry of India said.

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First Published : 07 Jan 2018, 03:32:20 PM

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