President Gen Pervez Musharraf has hoped that the Organization of Islamic Conference will endorse a new charter in its upcoming summit in Makkah. Talking to media people at Chaklala airbase before leaving for a six-day visit of Kuwait, Yemen and Saudi Arabia on Saturday, he said the approval of the OIC’s new charter was necessary for resolving problems confronted by Ummah.
He said the OIC summit in Makkah was the follow-up of its meeting in Kuala Lumpur, in which he had presented his theory of enlightened moderation after which its leaders’ commission formulated a draft of some proposals.
And he has powerful backing:
The Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, agreeing with the President, observed that the Organisation of Islamic Conference came into being under particular circumstances and added that its charter could be reviewed.
Leaders from 57 Muslim countries are to meet in Makkah next week to reform and revamp OIC as part of efforts to steer their 1.5 billion population to sustained socio-economic development.