Pakistani premier Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country would never recognize Israel without the Palestinian people getting their rights fully.
In an interview with local broadcaster Dunya News, Khan said that Islamabad would not follow suit in recognizing Israel as a state, alluding to UAE which struck a shameful normalization deal last week with Israel.
“Our stance is very clear…it was cleared by Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) in 1948 that we cannot accept Israel until Palestinians are given their rights,” the premier affirmed
“If we recognize Israel, then we should give up Kashmir as well. Both issues have a similar background,” he noted.