Pakistan to stage state-level protest against Israel on Friday


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed officials to start preparations for holding state-level protests against Israel’s grave violation of human rights and bombardment on the people of Palestine.

According to reports, the state-level protests will be held on Friday to express solidarity with Palestine facing ongoing airstrikes and ground attacks by Israeli forces, who have killed more than 200 people in Gaza and West Bank.

The decision was taken by the premier during a meeting with government spokespersons. The aides of the PM had suggested that the demonstration should be held on Friday.

Earlier today, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif while speaking on the floor said that coming Friday should be observed as Al-Quds day.

The prime minister in meeting with spokespersons also discussed the economic situation of the country and the contempt petition filed by Shahbaz Sharif against the government’s decision to place his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) despite the Lahore High Court order.

The premier while commenting on Shehbaz’s matter said that his name was put on the no-fly list as he is under trial in various corruption cases.

As airstrikes by Israeli forces continue in Gaza with targeting houses and high-rise buildings, the death toll has surpassed 200 on Monday.

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