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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 114

OIC no more a dead horse

[b]OIC no more a dead horse[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Asian Tribune

[b]Islamabad, 12 December ( [/b]The third extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference that adopted the Makkah Declaration on Thursday Dec 8, 2005 was indeed the most successful in the history of the OIC, the bloc representing the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims.

The OIC often called the “Islamic UNO” was set up on December 25, 1969, mainly due to the initiatives taken by late Shah Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of the Saudi Arabia and some other Muslims leaders including Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Headquartered in Jeddah, the OIC today has 57 member States. But, despite such sizeable membership and 34 years of existence, no attempt had been made to create social, cultural, and educational infrastructure in any of the member countries. Over the years, so diffused had its role become that several disillusioned leaders, like Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi, termed it a Dead Horse.

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