PM says killers of children in Gaza following Pharaoh’s path
TASHKENT: (Suno News) Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has said those killing children in Gaza are following the path of Pharaoh and added “innocent children and women are being targeted in Gaza. The ongoing war in Gaza should be stopped immediately.”
While addressing the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) meeting, the caretaker prime minister said that Pharaoh had killed children at the birth of Moses and “now unfortunately those who claim to be his followers are following in the footsteps of Pharaoh.”
Anwaarul Haq Kakar stressed resolving the Palestinian issue in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and added “ECO member states should support the efforts of the ceasefire in Gaza, the provision of humanitarian aid and the accountability of Israel.”
He expressed regret over the bombing of hospitals and the death of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip and said “Pakistan strongly condemns the ongoing barbarity in Gaza. The ongoing war in Gaza should be stopped immediately. Innocent women and children are being targeted in Gaza.”
The Prime Minister drew the attention of the international community to the growing intolerance, xenophobia, and Islamophobia and said “by promoting mutual respect, inter-faith harmony and peaceful co-existence, political and legal resistance should be created against the heinous rise of Islamophobia.”
The caretaker prime minister spoke about the ECO Corridor-based approach for promoting mutual trade and connectivity such as Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran, Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI), Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran (KTI) and others and said “integrated transport projects will help develop these countries.”
It should be noted here that the caretaker prime minister will go to Saudi Arabia today where he will participate in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting to be held in Riyadh.
In the meeting, Israeli brutality in Gaza will be considered and a future roadmap to stop the killing of Palestinians will be created.
On the other hand, the devastating Gaza conflict has claimed over 12,300 lives on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides, according to informed media reports citing health authorities.
The Gaza Strip’s health department revealed a staggering death toll of 10,812 people since the outbreak of the current round of the conflict starting on Oct 7. In addition, the West Bank has reported 173 fatalities.
Israeli sources reported that over 1,400 people lost their lives in the conflict.
The Israel Defence Forces issued a statement saying that in the past few days, the Israeli army attacked a Hamas military zone near the Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip, destroyed the infrastructure of the military zone, and killed more than 50 Hamas militants.
Earlier, the White House said: “Israel has agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza.”
“A second pathway has been secured for civilians to flee fighting,” the Biden administration said.
“The first humanitarian pause will be announced Thursday and the Israelis had committed to announcing each four-hour window at least three hours in advance,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby had said.
“A short-term ceasefire is likely between Israel and Hamas in Gaza following Qatar’s mediation efforts,” media reports said earlier.
“Negotiations are ongoing for a ceasefire in exchange for the release of 10 to 15 hostages by Hamas. Qatar is trying to mediate a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel,” the reports added.
“Talks are ongoing on the release of 10 to 15 hostages for a short-term ceasefire. Six American citizens are among the hostages that are to be released,” the reports stated.
“The purpose of the ceasefire will be to deliver aid to the people in Gaza,” Hamas sources had said.