Pakistan supports Palestinian cause: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reassured the Palestinian people that the Pakistani nation would continue to support them unwaveringly in their struggle for the right to self-determination.

“This is an inalienable right of the Palestinian people that cannot be denied any longer,” the Prime Minister said in his message on the ‘International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’ observed on November 24.

The Prime Minister said that as the people of Pakistan observed another day of solidarity with their Palestinian brothers, they also expressed deep disappointment with the international community for having failed the just cause of Palestine for yet another year.

“I noted this failure very clearly in my recent address at the Annual General Meeting of the United Nations. At the same Annual General Meeting, the international community adopted a transformational development agenda for the next fifteen years. This agenda talks about people being at the centre. Yet the Palestinian people continue to suffer humiliating and absolutely inhuman treatment at the hands of the occupying power,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that there was also a glimmer of hope as President Mahmoud Abbas had hoisted the proud Palestinian flag among the flags of sovereign states at the United Nations on September 30.

“This was, indeed, a great milestone in Palestine’s quest for full membership of the United Nations,” he added.