Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 58 12345 APPISLAMABADPakistan urges the United Sates to revisit its decision of recognizing the occupied city of Al Quds Al Sharif/Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel as soon as possible in order to avoid the potentially grave repercussions in the region and beyond, foreign office said here Thursday.Pakistan joins the international community in expressing its strong opposition and condemnation of the decision of the US administration to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the so-called capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy there. Pakistan said it is deeply regrettable that pleas from States across the globe not to alter the legal and historical status of Jerusalem have been ignored, more out of choice than necessity. This decision represents a serious violation of international law and applicable UN Security Council resolutions, particularly UNSCR 478. The foreign office said the decision is a serious setback to the rule of law and international norms. It signals a severe blow to the Middle East peace process as well.Pakistan said it shares the international outrage and is deeply concerned over the implications of this decision for international peace and security, especially in the Middle East. Pakistan called upon the UN Security Council to take cognizance of this situation and take steps in accordance with the UN Charter. The Government of Pakistan welcomed the announcement by Turkey to convene an Extraordinary Islamic Summit next week to discuss this serious issue. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 397 Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 75 Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dec 08, 2017 0 65 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests AFP Berlin Germany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan. "This morning, 27 people were returned to .. Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers dpa Islamabad Pakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday. The .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..