Pakistan’s Deputy PM Calls for Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire in Gaza

Tue Jun 11 2024
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AMMAN: Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip and a supply of uninterrupted humanitarian aid for Palestinians.

The Deputy PM made the call during his meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres in Jordan, on the sidelines of the high-level summit on the current situation in Gaza.

During the meeting, Ishaq Dar also called for uninterrupted humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people in Gaza, the return of the displaced Palestinians, and ensuring accountability of Israel for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza.

The Deputy PM reiterated Pakistan’s strong and unequivocal condemnation of the indiscriminate and brutal use of force by Israel against the Palestinian people.

Ishaq Dar lauded the UN Secretary General’s initiative to jointly hold the conference along with Egypt and Jordan at a time when the people of Palestine are in dire need of international support and urgent humanitarian aid.

The Deputy PM also commended the leadership and proactive role of the UN chief in raising concern about the situation in Gaza on the international stage.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister also urged the UN chief to use his good offices for the just resolution of the outstanding Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Jordan hosted a summit today to address the urgent humanitarian response needed for Palestinians in Gaza, who have endured over eight months of devastating conflict. The United Nations has warned of an impending famine in the region, as the majority of Gazans rely on intermittent aid deliveries for food, water, and energy.

The summit aims to bring together leaders and aid officials to enhance the international community’s response to the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, according to the Jordanian royal court.

Jordan’s foreign ministry stated that the conference would discuss preparations for early recovery and seek commitments for a collective and coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis. The primary goal of the summit is to reach a consensus on practical measures to meet Gaza’s immediate needs.

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