ISLAMABAD: Pakistan observes Palestine Solidarity Day today (Friday) to express solidarity with the Palestinians who lost their lives to barbaric violence in Gaza.
This day is being observed as per the directions of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi In a statement said that Pakistan will continue to support Palestinian community on every forum.
“The government and the people of Pakistan would continue supporting their Palestinian brethren and present their case at every forum,” the statement said quoting the Prime Minister.
To express solidarity with the Palestinian community special rallies, gatherings and programs are to be organized to condemn Israel’s terrorist acts in Gaza.
People from all over the world showed their solidarity with the people of Gaza after Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem raised the tension to boiling point after weeks of demonstrations.
Palestinian Health Ministry officials said 60 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured either by live gunfire, tear gas or other means. It was noted as the bloodiest day for Palestinians since 2014.
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi called for an independent inquiry into Israeli “state terrorism” in Gaza.
Maleeha Lodhi in a statement said that “I raised the issue of the massacre of Palestinians due to Israeli state terrorism in Gaza,” Lodhi said while speaking to the media after her address at the UN General Assembly during the Sixth Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.