Israel Mirroring Pharaohs’ Actions, Says PM Kakar

Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, in a recent address at the 16th Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, made a powerful statement condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza. He likened Israel’s actions, particularly the elimination of Palestinian children, to the “pharaohs” who killed children at the time of Moses’ birth.

“Unfortunately, the people who claim to be the followers of Moses are following the path of pharaohs,” PM Kakar said. He called for an immediate cessation of violence and urged all ECO member states to rally behind Palestinians. He termed Israel’s incessant and lethal bombardments of Gaza as a “deplorable act” that calls for international condemnation.

The Prime Minister insisted that the issue needs to be addressed in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resolutions. He urged all the ECO member states to push for a ceasefire in Gaza, support the call for the provision of humanitarian assistance, and rally efforts to hold Israel to account.

In addition to his comments on the Israel-Palestine conflict, PM Kakar also spoke about the plight of Kashmiris residing in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “The Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the resolutions of the United Nations,” the premier stated.

PM Kakar acknowledged Afghanistan’s critical role in regional connectivity and expressed Pakistan’s desire to work closely with the ECO member states towards building a peaceful, prosperous, and interconnected Afghanistan. He highlighted the strategic investments in connectivity projects such as CASA-1000, Trans-Afghan railway, Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), and others.

The Prime Minister also announced the establishment of a Special Investment Facilitation Council in Pakistan. This council will serve as a single window platform for multi-domain cooperation in five key sections including agriculture, defence production, information technology, energy, and mining.

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