October 18, 2005


An editorial in the Pakistan Times slates OIC for being nonchalant in rendering help and assistance to overcome the consequences of the recent Pakistan earthquake. All the organization has done so far is to offer a $100,000 token emergency assistance. Whereas UN played a significant role. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Libya, Egypt and many more Muslim States (apart from a number of non-Muslim countries in the East and West—with America atop) are sending medical missions, relief goods and committing cash for the purpose.

The Pakistan Times suggests:

"It was high time that at least its (OIC) Secretary-General should have launched an appeal for fund-raising or initiated process for convening an emergency ministerial meeting to draw up a collective response."


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