PLF-P, ISO, JSO and other religious groups took protest rallies and gatherings in different parts of the city against continuing oppression of Palestinian citizens. The rallies were participated by citizens belonging to different walks of life. The protesters were chanting slogans against Israel and the US holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans in solidarity of Palestine. The protesters condemned the butchering of innocent Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces. They also appealed to the international community to take notice of the Israeli barbarism.
ISLAMABAD: International day of Al-Quds was observed across Pakistan on Friday with mass rallies held to condemn Zionists’ atrocities against innocent people of Palestine.
In the rallies the protesters also strongly condemned US decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recent spate of killings of Palestinians by the Zionist Regime. The late Imam Khomeini initiated the International Quds Day as an integral part of the holy fasting month of Ramazan so that Muslims would never forget their responsibility and duty towards Palestine and all oppressed people in the world. The day is held each year on the last Friday of Ramazan.
Several protest rallies were staged in different parts of Pakistan by religious parties including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Karachi, where protestors denounced the Zionist aggression against Palestine. During rallies angry protestors also torched US and Zionist regime flags and chanted slogans against them. Special prayers were offered at mosques for liberation of Palestine.
The religious scholars in their speeches on the occasion said that Bait-ul-Muqaddas is common heritage of the Muslims which has been under illegal occupation of the Zionist forces. They also condemned Zionists’brutality against Palestinians and praised Hizbullah’s struggle against the Zionist forces. The religious scholars in special meetings passed resolutions against Zionists’ illegal occupation of the holy Muslim land and holy mosque, Al Quds. They said that the struggle of Muslims will continue till the abolition of the discriminatory policies towards Muslims. They demanded that Muslims of Palestine should be given equal rights.
They urged upon Muslim countries to resolve their differences through dialogue and not allow the enemy to weaken the Muslim world. Strict security measures were put in place around the rallies and mosques across Pakistan in view of the prevailing law and order situation. Special programs, seminars and conferences were also held across Pakistan to highlight the cause of Palestine.
LAHORE: Al-Quds day was also observed throughout Punjab like in other provinces of the country on Friday. Rallies, seminars, protest demonstrations and various other activities were arranged to condemn Israeli state terrorism against the people of Palestine.
Workers of political parties, religious groups and human rights organisations participated in the demonstrations. They pledged to continue raising voice for rights of oppressed Palestinians and rejecting nefarious designs of Israel and the USA against peace-loving people in various parts of the world including Palestine.
Jamaat-e-Islami, Milli Yakjehti Council, Majlise Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, Shia Ulema Council, Fiqa Jafaria Pakistan were among the organisers of the events. Prominent among those participating in the activities were include Farid Paracha, Allma Sajid Ali Naqvi, Ameer-ul-Azeem, Hafiz Kazim Raza Naqvi, Malik Shaukat Awan, Shahbaz Naqvi and Jafar Ali.
Imams and Khateeb, in their sermons, called upon the Muslim Ummah to seek help of Allah Almighty against Israelis. They urged Muslim unity and called for making joint struggle for emancipation of the world from subjugation of colonial powers and Baitul Muqaddas from the clutches of Israel.
MULTAN: Hundreds of people assembled at Clock Tower intersection in the heart of the city on Friday where they demonstrated in support of Palestinians and condemned the Israeli forces’ attacks on unarmed Palestinians and the illegal occupation of Al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Led by Allama Syed Iqtidar Hussain Naqvi, a large number of people took out a rally to Ghanta Ghar Chowk where they held demonstration. The demonstrators were holding banners and flags. Women also joined the protest demonstration.
Normalization with Israel great betrayal with ideology of Pakistan: President KBA
KARACHI (PNIC): President of Karachi Bar Association (KBA) Mr.Naeem Qureshi has strongly condemned normalization with Israel and friendly relation with top ranked enemy of Pakistan. During the meeting with delegation of Palestine Foundation Pakistan (PLF) at Karachi Bar Association office on Thursday; delegation of Palestine Foundation Pakistan led by former member of Sindh Assembly MahfoozUar Khan Advocate along with Majlis Wehdat Muslameen Pakistan’s leader Moulana Baqir Zaidi, Israr Abbasi of PTI and Sabir Abu Maryam Secretary general of Palestine Foundation Pakistan met with newly elected president of KBA and other members.
President Naeem Qureshi expressed his deep grievances and reservations about discussion of normalization with Zionist’s fake regime of Israel.
President of KBA categorically condemn all those elements are involved to start discussion about normalization between Pakistan and Israel. He said these kinds of theories and elements are great betrayal with ideology of Pakistan. Lawyers will never tolerate any kind of relation with Zionist’s fake regime of Israel.
Talking to the delegation of the Palestine Foundation, Karachi Bar Association President Naeem Qureshi and Secretary Amir Saleem said that the lawyer’s community has always supported Palestinian cause and has given right and right. To argue that the lawyers and the Karachi Bar Association are with the Palestine Foundation Pakistan and all types of practical measures will be taken for the settlement of Palestinian cause.
They have strongly condemned India’s aggression against Pakistan in the past few days and said that “On one side, Israeli backed India’s aggression against Pakistan, and then on the other side, the Indian Foreign Minister is invited to the OIC meeting, what are the Muslim rulers Done?
They condemn OIC role top sort out and solving the issue of Palestine and Kashmir.
The leaders of the Palestine Foundation, Pakistan thanked the officials of the Karachi Bar Association, and were also presented to bucket of flowers and Sweets for their success in latest elections of KBA. The large numbers of lawyers on this occasion was present in the Karachi Bar.
PLF holds protest against Israel backed Indian aggression
KARACHI (PNIC): Palestinians Foundation Pakistan (PLF) appealed for countrywide protest against the Indian aggression in Pakistan. Countrywide protest demonstration held in support of Pakistan Armed Forces to defending country from the Israel backed Indian terror attacks.
Central protest demonstration by PLF occurred in front of New Memon Mosque on Friday after prayers. Hundreds of citizens participated in protest and they raised banners and pla cards in the hands on which slogans against Indian aggression, Down with America, death to Israel, Down with India, we will continue support for freedom of occupied Kashmir, Palestine is the homeland of Palestinians.
They also chanted slogans against Israel-Indian nexus against Pakistan and supervision of United States of America to destabilize Pakistan. They burned American, Zionist’s and Indian flags to show their anger.
Among the protestors Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Sindh and former member of parliament Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, MQM Pakistan’s former member of Sindh Assembly Mahfooz Yar Khan advocate, Matloob Awan chief of All Pakistan Sunni Tahreek, Sabir Abu Maryam Secretary General of Palestine Foundation Pakistan (PLF) and others were present.
Leaders fo different politio-religious parties has striongly condemn the Israel backed Indian aggression against Pakistan and said that Pakistan Armed Forces veery well replied to Indian aggression so that whole nation standing with Paksitan’s Armed Forces and ready to reach at borders to sacrifices for soil.
Speakers demanded that India should be strictly punished for continued aggression against Pakistan and occupied Kashmir. Speakers on this occasion appeal to the whole nation that taking steps to keep the moral high and up for Pakistan’s Armed Forces and keep unity in their ranks.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman broke the ice on Musharraf’s pro-Israel statements
ISLAMABAD (PNIC):PPP senior leader senator sherry Rehman demanded that Musharraf must clarify pro-Israel statements.
PPP Parliamentary Leader in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman criticized former President Pervez Musharraf over his statements regarding Pakistan’s ties with Israel – a state Pakistan has refused to recognize since its inception. Rehman said, “The entire country is shell-shocked over Pervez Musharraf’s pro-Israel statements in his press conference. Israel cannot tolerate Palestinian Muslims, how would it ever tolerate a nuclear power like Pakistan?”
Rehman pointed out that the recent pro-Israel statement from Pervez Musharraf is not a first, the former Senate Opposition Leader added, “In 2005, it seemed like Pervez Musharraf’s regime tried to break the ice with Israel without any consultation, in what would have been a stark departure from Pakistan’s justified stand to support the Palestinian people. Such statements give credence to the controversy over Israeli journalist’s tweet that an Israeli jet had flown from Tel Aviv to Islamabad in October. The government must immediately respond and clarify Pakistan’s stance”.
The former President jumped into a war of words that has escalated since the deadly attack in Pulwama, Indian Occupied Kashmir that took the lives of 44 people. Musharraf warned India over the response it should expect from Pakistan if it were to launch an attack. On this, Rehman said, “What we need right now are suggestions to reinstate peace in the region. Anyone with a platform on both sides should refrain from casually advocating dropping bombs. What is the purpose of a press conference regarding Israel given the current situation? We should avoid statements that may irk our regional allies”.