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Palestine denies report of reinstating envoy who shared stage with Saeed

Earlier in the day, Pakistani media reported that Palestine has reinstated its ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali

ANI  |  New Delhi 

In this Dec. 29, 2017 photo, Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali, second left, raises jointly hands with Hafiz Saeed, second right, the head of the hard-line Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and others during an anti-US rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pho
In this Dec. 29, 2017 photo, Palestinian Ambassador to Pakistan Walid Abu Ali, second left, raises jointly hands with Hafiz Saeed, second right, the head of the hard-line Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and others during an anti-US rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Photo: AP/PTI

The Embassy in on Sunday discarded the reports of its to being reinstated.

"We don't know from where you got this information about to being reinstated. As per our knowledge, he is very much in as of now", the Embassy in told ANI.

In addition, the also denied this information, saying, "Our in is in and our position was declared by our official statement which we have published last week".

Earlier in the day, Pakistani media reported that has reinstated its to Walid Abu Ali, who was recently recalled for attending a rally organised by the Difa-e-Council (DPC), where he shared a stage with 26/11 attacks mastermind

Ulema Council (PUC) was quoted as saying that would return to on Wednesday to resume his duty.

Palestinian and the country's were reportedly requested by Ashrafi to reinstate Walid Abu Ali, in the backdrop of the ambassador's services rendered to

Earlier in December, had decided to call back after he shared the stage with the United Nations-designated terrorist and the 26/11 attack mastermind during an event in and branded the incident as "deeply regrettable".

The move unfolded as stated that the Palestinian envoy's association with Saeed was "unacceptable".

After India's objection, Palestinian to told ANI: "We are supporting in its fight against terrorism and because of that my government decided to directly call our to go back home and not to be a to anymore".

He also assured and would deal with the matter appropriately.

had defended after he was recalled from his post by saying that the has participated in many of the meetings held in the country and that the public meeting in question was "yet another demonstration of the Pakistani strong sentiments in support of the Palestinian cause".
 

First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 18:32 IST
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