PM Kakar Expresses Solidarity with Palestine in Meeting with President Abbas

Amid escalating tensions in occupied Palestine, a pivotal meeting transpired between Pakistan's Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar and the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas. The high-level discussion was held on the fringes of the Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a gathering specifically convened to deliberate on the grave circumstances in Palestine.

The two leaders underscored the need for international collaboration to halt the ongoing bloodshed caused by Israeli occupation forces in Gaza and the West Bank. The conflict has resulted in the death of more than 11,000 people since October 7, following unprecedented cross-border attacks by Hamas.

During the meeting, PM Kakar expressed Pakistan’s unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people. He strongly denounced the indiscriminate use of force by Israeli occupation forces, including the bombing of hospitals, refugee camps, schools, and residential buildings. These actions have led to the loss of thousands of lives and forced the displacement of numerous Palestinian families.

President Abbas appreciated Pakistan’s expression of solidarity during these challenging times and its principled stance on the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people. Both leaders emphasized the urgency of an unconditional ceasefire, an end to the siege of Gaza, and the smooth delivery of vital humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the affected population.

The leaders also noted the timeliness of the Extraordinary Summit of the OIC and appealed to the global community, particularly the United Nations and its pertinent organizations, to take resolute measures to uphold principles of justice and humanity and end the carnage of the Palestinian people.

PM Kakar underscored Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to a fair and enduring resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He advocated for a two-state solution, leading to the establishment of a sovereign and viable Palestinian state with Al Quds Al Sharif as its capital, along borders that existed prior to 1967. This solution is enshrined in several OIC resolutions.

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