Time near when Palestinians will get their own country: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday while felicitating friendly countries for expressing solidarity with the Palestinians said that Pakistan has had the same position ever since Israel was formed.

In his message to the nation on Palestine Solidarity Day, he said that injustice is being done to the Palestinians, adding that the Israeli police tortured the innocent Palestinians during holy month of Ramadan.

“I salute everyone for expressing solidarity with the Palestinians,” he said and added Pakistan supported the Palestinians at every forum.

He said that Israeli forces bombed unarmed Palestinians which led to the martyrdom of dozens of Palestinians, adding that it seems that the world s position on the Palestinian issue is changing.

The prime minister went on to say that public opinion on the Palestine issue is being changed and the day is not far away when Palestinians will get their just rights.

He said social media played a commendable role in reshaping the public opinion and now voices from western countries are also being heard in favor of Palestinians.

Imran Khan said Pakistan, since its inception, has been pursuing a policy of supporting the Palestine issue at all forums and standing with its Palestinian brothers and sisters as per envision of its founding father Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Commending the people of Pakistan for expressing solidarity with the Palestinians, he said Israel has committed an inhuman aggression by targeting Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the night of 27 Ramadan, which is very sacred for Muslims. He said Israeli settlers forcibly evicted some Palestinian families from their own houses.

He said just after coming to know the Israeli attacks on Palestinians, he contacted the Secretary General of OIC and urged him to take up this matter and highlight it at the UN level. He said, besides, he talked to Saudi, Turkish, and Palestinian leadership and assured them that Pakistan will stand by their Palestinian brethren in every thick and thin.

Imran Khan said he dispatched Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to highlight Israeli aggression at the UN General Assembly session, who did the job well.

PM Imran said that the time will come soon when the Palestinians will get their own country, Pakistan stands with the Palestinian brothers.