ISLAMABAD: PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Thursday condemned the decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and referred to the decision as disappointing.
"The decision of US administration to recognise the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has come to us as a shock & deep disappointment. It has caused deep anger & anguish in Pakistan as well as in the entire Muslim world," said a statement released by the PML-N
President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital – a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.
Nawaz added that the action is a violation of international laws and UN resolutions, as well as the publicly state policy of previous US presidents.
The PML-N president added that he shares the anger and outrage of the people of Pakistan.
"To now hand over the holy city of Jerusalem known historically for over millenniums as Al Quds Al Sharif is to add salt to the wounds of the people who have been suffering untold miseries for 70 years," Nawaz said referring to the Palestinian people.