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Pak elected OIC body's deputy chairman

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

has been elected as the of the general body of the of (OIC), an influential grouping of 57 countries, majority of which are Muslim-dominated.

According to an official announcement, was elected of the general body of the of the OIC member States (PUIC) on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, newspaper reported.

The PUIC is composed of parliaments of member states of the OIC and was established in on June 17, 1999, with its head office situated in

The PUIC conference also adopted two resolutions presented by related to

The election of Pakistan to the forum comes after attended the inaugural plenary of the 46th session of the (CFM) of the OIC in on March 1. She was the first Indian to address the OIC meeting.

India's participation came despite strong demand by Pakistan to rescind the invitation to Swaraj to address the grouping which was turned down by the host UAE, resulting in Pakistan's boycotting the plenary.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 13:55 IST