Acting Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla has said that the Indo-Israeli nexus poses continuous threat to regional and global peace as both are involved in state-sponsored terrorism in occupied Kashmir and Palestine.
Speaking during a meeting with Ahmed Jawad Rabei, Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan who called him at Parliament House on Thursday, Saleem Mandviwalla said that the Parliament, Government and people of Pakistan have always expressed their unequivocal support for the people of Palestine.
“The people of Palestine and occupied Kashmir are struggling for their rights and the international community needs to use its influence to ensure safety and protection of the civilian population besides joining hands for lasting peace in the region”, he added.
The Acting Chairman Senate further said that Pakistan wants the international law, norms and values to be respected and the people of Kashmir and Palestine be given their rights. He said that durable peace in the region is directly linked to peaceful resolution of the two long-standing issues. He termed it unfortunate that India and Israel have set aside the international laws and have opted for force as means to press the voices for freedom. He called upon UN and other global forums to realize their responsibilities and come forward for a peaceful resolution of the decades old issues of Kashmir and Palestine.
The Acting Chairman also expressed the desire to visit Palestine at a convenient date along with delegation to boost parliamentary cooperation and enhance economic linkages. He said that parliamentary cooperation and political linkages are highly satisfactory.