Pakistan has backed an initiative from Saudi Arabia to convene an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting on Afghanistan besides also offering to host the event in Islamabad.

Speaking in a video shared from the Twitter handle of the Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they fully support the convening of an extraordinary meeting of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Minister on mulling over the Afghanistan situation on December 17.

“I hope that OIC members will respond to it positively as Afghanistan is one of the basic members of the organisation and needed help more than ever,” the foreign minister said while highlighting the humanitarian crisis that is brewing in the neighbouring country as winter approaches.