Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Asim Iftikhar on Thursday categorically rejected the idea of any delegation from Pakistan visiting Israel.
Responding to questions from the media, he said Pakistan’s stand on the Palestine issue was “clear and unambiguous”.
He said the visit in question was organized by “a foreign NGO not based in Pakistan”.
“There is no change in the policy of total national consensus,” he asserted.
Iftikhar said that Pakistan firmly supports the indisputable right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.
“The establishment of an independent, viable and continuous Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, in accordance with relevant UN and OIC resolutions, is essential for a just and lasting peace in the region,” he added.
The development comes days after a delegation of Pakistanis, including a former government minister, met Israeli Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem.
“Yes, I am in Jerusalem with a team,” said Nasim Ashraf, who served as Pakistan’s development minister and chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Associated Press.