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I watched the entire proceedings of #OICMakkahSummit for about 8 hrs, and live tweeted at @Office_AQPk interesting tidbits & observations. Here's some observations on PM #ImranKhan's speech. /1

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
PM #Pakistan #ImranKhan was well received at #OICMakkahSummit. #MBS, King of #Bahrain, Pres of #Iraq, PM #Bangladesh, informally interacted with him. #Saudi hosts opened doors at holy sites for only two leaders this time: President Al-Sisi of #Egypt & PM Khan of Pakistan. /2
PM #ImranKhan speech was among the long ones at #OICMakkahSummit. It was extempore. Many Muslim leaders didn't get to speak due to paucity of time. Immediately after PM's speech, Secretariat asked leaders to keep remarks short. PM's speech was among the well delivered speeches./3
PM #ImranKhan started with a non-urgent subject: #blasphemy, which is not an issue at #OICMakkahSummit where focus centered #Islamophobia. /4
Three leaders took decisive positions:

- King Salman on rejecting any change in the legal+historic status of #Jerusalem

- President Al-Sisi on Palestinian Conflict lasting for 70yrs; enough.
- PM #ImranKhan on #blasphemy, criticizing #OIC for being "weak" on this.
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PM #ImranKhan was the only leader who spoke on #blasphemy which currently is not an issue at #OICMakkahSummit. He criticized #OIC for being "weak" on this, and it was obvious that OIC SecGen Dr. Al-Othaimeen appeared uncomfortable when PM made this remark, captured on TV. /6
Except for PM #ImranKhan raising it, there was no discussion at #OICMakkahSummit on #blasphemy. OIC has taken a strong stand on this in previous summits & acted strongly at the #UN on this at the time. It is not clear why PMIK chose to start his speech with criticism. /7
International media present at #OICMakkahSummit focused on two strongest points of PM #ImranKhan's speech: Two-state solution with East Jerusalem as capital, and the need to focus on education & technology in #OIC member states. Both points of PMIK generated TV coverage. /8
For many #Pakistanis back home, this was likely the first time they heard a PM imply #Pakistan will recognize independent #Palestine with #Israel as two-state solution. Pak position is in like with #OIC & #ArabLeague. /9

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PM #ImranKhan was the only leader at #OICMakkahSummit who mentioned the #Holocaust and appeared to laud the #Jewish community for promoting their cause & urged #OIC to learn from their lobbying regarding #blasphemy against #Islam in some western circles. /10
Unlike leaders like #Egypt's Al-Sisi, #Kuwait & #Senegal & others, PM #ImranKhan did not openly condemn attacks against allies #SaudiArabia & #UAE in #Gulf in his speech but #Pakistan endorsed #MakkahDeclaration which covered this point well. Pak issued statement on this. /11
PM #ImranKhan made some of the strongest remarks on #Kashmir at #OICMakkahSummit. The #OIC SecGen also mentioned Kashmir at the start+closing of the Summit, making #OICMakkahSummit an event where the K-word reverberated strongly, though most focus was on #Palestine/#Jerusalem./12
The grand reception that Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman 🇸🇦 gave to PM #ImranKhan 🇵🇰 just before start of #OICMakkahSummit. In this video, PMIK met the King then went to see MBS in next hall.
#القمة_الإسلامية_بمكة
#قمم_مكة
PM #ImranKhan joined Saudi CrownPrinceinPakistan Prince #MBS in the next hall after meeting the King in the main hall before the Summit start.
#OICMakkahSummit
#OICSummit
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI with @KingSalman and Crown Prince #MBS at Al Safa Palace next to Al-Haram Al-Makki Al-Sharif. #OICMakkahSummit
@ImranKhanPTI @KingSalman Major Int'l Diplomatic Breakthrough on #Kashmir: The #OIC appoints a Special Envoy on Kashmir, support #Kashmiri right to self-determination, and throws its support behind an international investigation on Kashmir human rights abuses.
#OICMakkahSummit

tribune.com.pk/story/1985201/…
Aside from official engagements related to #OICMakkahSummit, PM #ImranKhan separately met with Crown Prince #MBS of #SaudiArabia. And also President Al-Sisi of #Egypt.

Over 376,000 views of Prime Minister #ImranKhan's speech at #OICMakkahSummit video, with an #Arab viewer commenting "#Pakistan is a big power." A #Saudi commenter writes, "The best speech of the Summit" @AQpk
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