Pakistan PM Telephones Abbas to Discuss Gaza Situation

Sat Oct 21 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Friday called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by phone to discuss the current situation resulting from the current brutalities of Israeli occupation troops against innocent Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.

According to Pakistan’s official news agency APP, Prime Minister Kakar expressed Islamabad’s strong condemnation of the incessant and brutal bombardment by Israeli occupation troops, particularly the bombing of Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Kakar termed these as terrible and willful actions of Israeli aggression against innocent Palestinian people that caused loss of over 3000 precious lives and left more than 12000 wounded. PM Kakar and President Abbas emphasized the need for the world to ask Israel to immediately stop the bloodshed in Gaza. The two leaders also agreed on the need of lifting the blockade on Gaza to deliver vital humanitarian and medical help to the affected people.

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In order to provide help to innocent Palestinian people, Pakistan has sent its first batch of humanitarian help for Palestinians that landed in Egypt on Thursday. PM Kakar stressed the world, particularly the UN to take resolute steps to resolve this crisis and uphold established principles of humanity, justice, and global law. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Kakar also reaffirmed Islamabad’s unwavering commitment to a just and lasting solution of the Palestinian issue, based on the “two-state” solution, leading to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital city, and the borders that existed prior to 1967. On his part, President Abbas thanked Pakistan for longstanding and sustained support to the Palestinians in their struggle for freedom from Israeli occupation.

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