A large number of the people of Pakistan turned up at a temporary memorial corner set up in the biggest shopping mall of Islamabad on Saturday to express solidarity with the Azerbaijani people and the armed forces put up heroic resistance against the Armenian forces’ aggression.
One could see families, children and common Pakistani citizens putting flowers in front of the pictures of those martyred and injured recently in the ballistic missile attacks by Armenian Armed Forces.
Some 25 Azerbaijan people including three children and five women lost their lives in the recent Armenian forces’ attack on the second largest city of Ganja and some other cities of Azerbaijan.
In the attack 127 people including 11 children, 16 women were also injured.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada along with the staff and nationals of Azerbaijan also visited the memorial corner at the Centaurus Shopping Mall and in his brief interaction with media persons on the occasion thanked the Pakistani brothers and sisters as well as the government for extending all out diplomatic, moral and political support to Azerbaijan in this decade-old conflict with Armenia.
He pledged that one day Nagorno Karabakh would be fully liberated by Azerbaijan’s armed forces and the war crimes committed by Armenia would be taken notice of by the United Nations (UN) and the super powers.
He reiterated that Armenia must respect the United Nations Security Council resolutions and make an unconditional and immediate withdrawal from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Earlier upon his arrival, the Azerbaijani ambassador was welcomed by Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Investment (ICCI).
At the corner, photographs from the war-affected region of Azerbaijan were also put up. Talking to media representatives, Sardar Yasir Ilyas said people of Pakistan firmly stood by their brethren from Azerbaijan.
By all definitions of international law and diplomatic norms, Armenia is an aggressor and has illegally occupied Azerbaijan’s lands, said Sardar Yasir adding it is time that the United Nations must put an end to the plight of Karabakh, Kashmir and Palestine.
Ambassador Alizada appreciated the efforts of President ICCI, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan for allocating a temporary corner at the mall to commemorate the heroic fight of the Azerbaijani forces and the sacrifices of its people. He also thanked the government of Pakistan for its firm stance and support to Azerbaijan.