ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi on Thursday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly (NA) so that the assembly can hold an “urgent discussion” over US president Trump’s controversial decision of declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The decision reverses decades of US policy and entails risks of triggering a new wave of violence in the Middle East. Western world in general and Muslim world in particular, has condemned the decision.
The NA-250 lawmaker from Karachi, in his request, filed under Rule 109 of the NA, has stated that the “declaration by Donald Trump President of the United States regarding recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel is in violation of all norms of justice as well as of UN resolution. This action will severely damage any remaining chance of peace in the Palestine and in the Middle East”.
The NA is due to meet at 4 pm today.