The Kuala Lumpur summit will formally begin on Thursday morning in the Malaysian capital to deliberate upon issues faced by the Muslim world.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani are the top leaders participating in the event.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan told Mahathir on Tuesday that he would not be able to attend the summit.

Khan held a telephone discussion with Mahathir “to inform of his inability to attend the summit where the Pakistani leader was expected to speak and share his

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