Pakistan to continue supporting oppressed Ummah: Ashrafi

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Pakistan welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire between Palestine and Israel after over 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 Palestinians have martyred, Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said here on Friday.

He said the ceasefire and end of violence was the first priority of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah, which has successfully been achieved.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi joined hands with Islamic countries and played an effective role (in ending violence) on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“The time was nearing when the issues of Kashmir and Palestine would be resolved,” he hoped.

Special Representative of Prime Minister (SAPM) for Religious Harmony Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s political and moral support for the oppressed people of Palestinian in their struggle for the right to self-determination.

Talking to a private news channel, on the occasion of ‘Palestine Solidarity Day’ he strongly condemns the serious human rights situation in Palestine and regretted over international community, especially the Western world who has kept criminal silence over atrocities being committed by Israel over Palestinians.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is in constant coordination with the leadership of Islamic countries at all forums and levels, he said, adding, Pakistan will keep continue to play its role for Palestine.

He said government of Pakistan has left no stone unturned to keep highlighting the issue of Palestine at every international and national forums.

Pakistan has taken a very strong stance on Palestinian issue like Kashmir and Foreign Minister met with different world leaders to develop a consensus on resolution of this crisis, he highlighted.

It is a milestone in Pakistan’s foreign policy and the credit goes to the Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said, adding, Pakistan is playing its cards well on Palestine issue.

He also welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, expressing “sincere gratitude” to Egypt for its role in brokering the deal.