My colleague in Pakistan, Mumtaz Ahmad, sent me this: "Hamid Mir, a well-informed journalist and TV anchor writing in Pakistan’s largest Urdu language newspaper Daily Jang (20 August) reports that Pakistan refused to endorse the anti-Syrian resolution during the last week OIC meeting in Saudi Arabia. According to Mir, Pakistan’s position was to seek diplomatic help from Russia and China in securing peace in Syria. Mir’s sources told him that as a result of Pakistan’s refusal to vote against Syria’s suspension from OIC, “the senior most Pakistani delegate in the OIC conference” [President Asif Ali Zardari?] was treated to “some very harsh words by a very important Arab leader [King Abdullah?]".