Palestinian envoy to Pakistan to reinstated: Report

Palestinian envoy to Pakistan to reinstated: Report
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Srinagar: The Palestinian envoy to Pakistan has been asked to resume duties in Islamabad and is expected to join his office back on coming Wednesday, a media report claimed in Sunday.

Walid Abu Ali, the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, was recalled for attending a rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) to protest the US decision on Jerusalem.

The public rally in support of Jerusalem was led by Jama’at-ud-Dawah chief, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Ali had shared stage with him which angered his President Mahmoud Abbas who recalled him soon after Indian issued demarche to its envoy in Delhi.

However, Geo TV reported that Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman told the news channel today that he talked to Abbas and the country’s Chief Justice to reinstate Ali, in view of the ambassador’s services rendered to Pakistan.
Ashrafi said that the Palestinian president reinstated Ambassador Ali and he will return to Pakistan on Wednesday to resume his duty.

The spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants had issued a statement saying, “The ministry considers the participation of our Ambassador in Pakistan [Walid Abu Ali] in a mass solidarity rally with Jerusalem held in Rawalpindi on Friday and in the presence of people accused of terrorism as an unintended mistake but not justified. Accordingly, the ministry decided directly, from the sovereignty of the President of the State of Palestine, to summon the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan immediately.”

The statement apparently aimed at targeting Saeed who is declared as a “terrorist” by the United Nations.