Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country will not recognise Israel until there is a Palestinian state acceptable to the Palestinians, telling local broadcaster Dunya News that Islamabad would not follow suit in recognising Israel as a state, in a thinly veiled reference to the United Arab Emirates which struck a United States-brokered deal last week to normalise ties with Israel. Khan said if Pakistan accepted Israel and ignored the oppression of the Palestinians, they would have to give up Kashmir as well and that was not something Pakistan could do.