The order to recall Palestinian Ambassador from Islamabad came direct from President of Palestine: officials

The order to recall Palestinian Ambassador from Islamabad came direct from President of Palestine: officials
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Palestine on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Pakistan who attended pro Palestine rally with Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a statement issued by its foreign ministry said, Dawn has quoted.

Palestinian Ambassador Walid Abu Ali on Friday shared the stage with the JuD chief at the Tuhaffaz-i-Baitul Muqaddas Conference in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh, organised by the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC).

Saeed, who was last month left free has been repeatedly accused by the US and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people.

"... the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates considered the participation of our ambassador in Pakistan in a mass rally in solidarity with Jerusalem, held [...] in the presence of individuals accused of supporting terrorism is an unintended mistake, but not justified," said the Palestinian foreign ministry's statement, without naming Saeed.

The ministry said the decision to recall the envoy to Pakistan immediately had come "under direct instructions of the President of the State of Palestine".

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