Palestine recalls envoy to Pak for sharing stage with Hafiz Saeed

RSTV Bureau
JuD chief Hafiz Saeed with former Palestinian envoy to Pakistan.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed with former Palestinian envoy to Pakistan, Adnan Abu Al Haija

Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali has been recalled for attending a rally organised by JuD chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Palestinian envoy to India Adnan Abu Al Haija said.

Asserting that Ali’s action was not “acceptable” given the close and friendly ties between India and Palestine, the top envoy told PTI that Ali has been given couple of days to pack and return from Islamabad.

“The Palestine government has told Ali that he was not anymore its envoy to Pakistan,” Haija said.

Ali reportedly attended the rally organised by the Difah-e-Pakistan Council in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on Friday following which India issued a strong demarche on the matter. Difah-e-Pakistan Council is an association of religious and extremist groups in Pakistan headed by Saeed.

“We have seen reports in this regard. We are taking up the matter strongly with the Palestinian ambassador in New Delhi and with the Palestinian authorities,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said on Friday.

(With inputs from agencies)