Islamabad, 30 November 2023 (TDI): The International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People was observed on Wednesday throughout Pakistan to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, especially during the recent ongoing crisis in Gaza.
On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan reiterated Pakistan’s support and position on the Palestine conflict.
The Foreign Office reaffirmed Pakistan’s support and long-standing commitment to the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people and for an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with Al Quds Sharif as its Capital.
Civil society also conducted a solidarity march in Karachi, supporting the Palestinian people, attended by people including politicians, actors, news anchors, social activists, and people across different sectors of society.
In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29th November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It was the day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine.
This year Solidarity Day with the Palestinian people is being observed when Gaza is experiencing a humanitarian crisis due to the brutal aggression of Israel which has resulted in massive destruction and killing of approximately 15,000 civilians.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, said in a statement that the International Day of Solidarity comes during one of the darkest chapters in the history of the Palestinian people.
He also expressed his condolences to the people mourning their loved ones and said that he is horrified by the death and destruction that have engulfed the region, which is overwhelmed with pain, anger, and heartache.
The resolution on the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encourages the Member states to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.