- PM Kakar meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh.
- Mahmoud Abbas appreciates Pakistan’s expression of solidarity.
- OIC holds extraordinary summit in Riyadh over Gaza today.
RIYADH: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar met President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on Friday where the two leaders underlined the need for international collaboration to stop Israel from further bloodshed.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Extraordinary Summit of the OIC convened to discuss the dire situation in occupied Palestine resulting from the aggression of the Israeli occupation forces both in Gaza and the West Bank.
More than 11,000 people have been killed in bombings since Oct 7 when Hamas shocked Israel with unprecedented cross-border attacks.
PM Kakar, conveying the unflinching solidarity of Pakistan with the Palestinian people, strongly denounced the indiscriminate use of force by Israeli occupation forces and the bombing of hospitals, refugee camps, schools and residential buildings, resulting in the loss of thousands of precious lives and forced displacement of Palestinian families.
President Abbas appreciated Pakistan’s expression of solidarity in this difficult time and its principled stance on the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people.
The two leaders emphasised the urgency of an unconditional ceasefire, an end to the siege of Gaza and a smooth delivery of vital humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the affected population.
PM Kakar and President Abbas noted the timeliness of the Extraordinary Summit of the OIC and appealed to the global community, particularly the United Nations and its pertinent organisations, to take resolute measures to uphold principles of justice and humanity and end the carnage of the Palestinian people.
He underscored Pakistan’s unwavering commitment to a fair and enduring resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, founded on the two-state solution, leading to the establishment of a sovereign and viable Palestinian state with Al Quds Al Sharif as its capital, along borders that existed prior to 1967 enshrined in several OIC resolutions.