No Intention to Send Troops: Pakistan Clarifies Stance on Israel-Hamas War

The recent news from Pakistan’s Foreign Office has clarified the country’s stance on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to supporting the Palestinian cause and clarified that Pakistan has no intention to send troops to Palestine. She expressed grave concerns about the ongoing humanitarian crisis infringed by Israel in Gaza.

“Pakistan will continue to support Palestinians’ right to self-determination,” she said, adding that Pakistan asserted a resolute stance on the Gaza crisis in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting. The talks revolved around the pressing matter of Gaza, as Pakistan seeks to build regional consensus for a peaceful resolution.

“Pakistan desires peace in the Middle East,” the spokesperson stressed, reaffirming Pakistan’s dedication to promoting stability and harmony in the region. To demonstrate Pakistan’s solidarity with Palestine, the government has dispatched a special plane carrying vital humanitarian aid to Gaza. The aid package includes medical supplies, blankets, tents, and daily necessities to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people.

The FO spokesperson called for an immediate halt to the Israeli bombardment in Gaza and the lifting of restrictions that have strangled the region. “Pakistan wholeheartedly welcomes all measures aimed at establishing a ceasefire in Gaza,” she declared. To ensure the efficient delivery of aid, Pakistan’s assistance to Palestine will be routed through Egypt.

This substantial 100-ton aid package encompasses medicines, food, tents, and interpreters to address the immediate needs of the affected population. “All these relief goods from Egypt will be promptly delivered to the specified places in Palestine,” she confirmed, emphasizing Pakistan’s commitment to standing with the Palestinian people in their time of need.

Pakistan has a long history of supporting the Palestinian struggle for self-determination and statehood. It does not recognize Israel as a legitimate state and has no diplomatic relations with it. Pakistan has also participated in several Islamic and non-aligned movements to raise awareness and solidarity for the Palestinian cause.

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