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Pakistan dispatches 4th consignment of relief goods for Gaza


Islamabad, 17 January 2024 (TDI): As the world witnesses the ongoing turmoil in Gaza, Pakistan has once again dispatched its 4th consignment of 20 tons of relief goods for Gaza.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stated that Pakistan’s Ambassador to Jordan and the Jordanian Chief of Air Staff received the flight for further distribution to the affected people of Gaza.

The 4th consignment of relief goods dispatched for Gaza contains about 20 tons of essential items. This includes medical supplies, dry food items, and hygiene kits, tailored to meet the ground needs in Gaza.

Foreign Minister calls for ceasefire

Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani expressed full support to the Palestinian people. He condemned Israel’s use of disproportionate and indiscriminate aggression towards civilians, especially women and children, in Gaza.

Foreign Minister Jilani showed complete support for South Africa’s case of genocide of the Palestinian people in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Additionally, he called for an immediate ceasefire as well as ensuring the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to the oppressed people of Gaza

“More humanitarian aid is also being arranged for Gaza, which will be sent by the people of Pakistan very soon,” Foreign Minister Jilani said. On this occasion, the Ambassador of Palestine in Pakistan thanked the government for providing relief supplies.

Also Read: Pakistan backs South Africa initiative against Israel 

Pakistan’s support for Gaza

In a recent United Nations General Assembly debate on Tuesday, Pakistan warned of the potential intensification of the Israeli war on Gaza. They emphasized the paralysis of the Security Council due to a permanent member’s veto, likely referring to the United States. Ambassador Usman Jadoon called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, condemning Israel’s actions as brutal and genocidal.

He revealed that Pakistan supported South Africa’s initiative. The initiative aimed to bring Israel’s actions under the Genocide Convention to the International Court of Justice.

Pakistan has always emerged as a symbol of empathy and unwavering support. Its Ambassadors have voiced the Palestinian issue and the recent humanitarian crisis in Gaza on different international platforms.

Pakistan has sent 220 tons of relief goods to the people of Gaza. The country stands firm with its Palestinian brothers and sisters in this hour of difficulty.

UN adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution

Pakistan-sponsored UN resolution on self-determination passed as Israeli army intensifies attacks on Gaza Strip. The resolution was adopted by consensus as per the statement issued by the Pakistan Mission to the UN on December 19, 2023.

UN Charter Article 1 codifies the right of people to self-determination as a core principle. It is also enshrined in the “Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.”

The resolution strongly supports the right to self-determination for people living under foreign occupation, colonial domination, or subjugation. It strongly opposes foreign occupation, intervention, and aggression, urging responsible states to cease such acts immediately.

For the past four decades, Islamabad has presented this landmark resolution to the UN General Assembly.

“The annual initiative brings hope to those under foreign occupation, like in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Occupied Palestinian Territories. These individuals deprive themselves of the right to self-determination, violating international law and multiple UN resolutions”, it added.

In response to a cross-border attack initiated by Hamas on October 7, Israel has launched a multifaceted assault on the Gaza Strip. The assault utilizes both air and land forces. The military campaign involves not only airstrikes but also ground operations, significantly intensifying the conflict.

Israeli forces conducted 15 family massacres in Gaza, resulting in 158 deaths and 320 injuries in the last 24 hours, the Ministry reported. At least 61,154 others have been wounded.

Saudha Hira
Saudha Hira
A dedicated student of International Relations at the University of Karachi (UOK), and a passionate explorer of Long-form Journalism. She is keen to understand the changing dynamics of International Affairs and how states use multi-vector foreign policy in a contemporary era to acquire their interest. She is eager to contribute to the discourse on Intricate geopolitical matters. She can be reached at saudha854@gmail.com

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