Social media abuzz over CM Punjab’s historic participation at OIC summit

Well, who can deny this fact that the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is a popular figure all over Pakistan because of his exceptional governance, and willingness to perform in toughest situations. However, now it is the international community that are extremely fond of the Punjab chief minister's visionary thinking, and for this reason, many of international leaders interact to have his opinion on various matters.

The Punjab chief minister this time is participating in the extraordinary summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. This indeed is a very sensitive issue as state heads of the 57 Muslim member states are participating for policy formulation on this critical subject. It really is an honour for Pakistan that among these international leaders, Shahabaz is especially invited to have his concrete opinion on this imperative matter. This truly is an admiration by the Muslim Ummah to the Punjab chief minister's grip on international issues, and hence, his views will be given special consideration is this significant meeting.

Jerusalem without a doubt has been at the heart of Palestinians' quest for identity. They have always regarded the city as their future capital. Despite its occupation by Israel, the world has not put its seal of approval on the Israeli action. The 1993 Oslo peace accords spelled out direct negotiation and that too at last stage of peace talks. Trump has upset the apple cart with his reckless action.

Within Pakistan, the people of other provinces now have also become a huge fan of the Punjab chief minister’s incredible approach towards governance. Particularly, through their tweets, they openly appreciate the development steps taken in Punjab under Shahbaz Sharif’s regime as historic initiatives, and urge their respective provincial heads as well to follow his footsteps. It is these amazing skills and great vision of the Punjab chief minister that people from every province are now idealising him as their upcoming national leader, and it would not be wrong to say that he is currently part of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarkable league as present great Muslim leaders in the world.

The writer has completed MPhil in Mass Communication from Beaconhouse National University, and passionately loves travelling and cricket.

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