LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said that the religious sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims have been deeply hurt by the US’ decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Punjab CM said that instead of ‘advancing the peace process,” the US move has dealt the severest blow to the efforts at peace, stating that the Palestinians have been deceived once again. He said that the decision of the Trump Administration has reinforced the Palestinians’ lack of trust in the honesty of Washington as a trusted and fair-minded peace broker.
Shehbaz Sharif endorsed Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan’s comment where he had said that by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the US has crossed the ‘red-line’ for Muslims. He added that the Palestinians’ right to have an independent homeland of their own is sanctioned by the United Nations resolutions and the world conscience.
Punjab CM reiterated the resolve that the government and the people of Pakistan will continue to extend every possible support to the Palestinian cause at every level.
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif pays surprise visit to THQ Hospital Raiwind
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Raiwind without any protocol on Thursday. He went to the hospital without any prior intimation and inspected the standard of medical facilities being provided to the patients there.
He also inquired the patients and their attendants about the medical facilities provided in the hospital. He inquired after the health of the patients in different wards.
Punjab CM directed to provide CT scan machine for the benefit of the patients in the hospital and said that steps should be taken to make the dental and ENT clinics functional without any delay. He expressed his displeasure over the presence of outdated heaters in the wards and directed to provide new heaters immediately.