President Asif Ali Zardari is going to attend an extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to be held in second week of August in Makkah, the city of Saudi Arabia.

In order to discuss the current situation facing the Muslim world, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz invited leaders of Muslim countries including President Asif Ali Zardari to attend a two-day emergency summit on the 27th of Ramazan (August 14-15).

The gathering of Islamic countries will consider the threats of disintegration and agitation being faced by the Muslim world and will provide an opportunity to Muslim leaders to discuss the problems of the Ummah.

According to the media reports, President Zardari along with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and other senior officials will represent the country at the gathering of Muslim leaders.

It is to be mentioned here that the president will brief the Muslim leadership about recent decision taken by Islamabad to resume land route for allied forces battling in Afghanistan. Moreover, he will also highlight Islamabad’s efforts for peace and stability in the region.

This will be the fourth such extraordinary summit of the OIC and it comes at a time when Muslim countries are facing many challenges, including the current situation in Syria, recent killings of Muslims in Myanmar and conflict in Afghanistan.

A statement issued by the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah, the King Abdullah has asked for the special session of the organization to examine the situation in many countries of the Islamic world. The summit will also intensify efforts to confront this situation, he added.

It is vital to mention here that the OIC is the world’s second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations (UN).

According to the OIC, it is the united voice of the Muslim community across the globe which works to protect the interests of the Islamic world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various peoples of the world.

Considering track record and differences among the member countries, very few people are expecting any major development in the upcoming session to be held on the 27th of Ramazan.


  1. What will he do in the OIC conference. Much of the proceedings will fly over his head. I hope he is taking along some one from the foreign office to spoon feed him some words to utter.