Pakistan sends 8th tranche of humanitarian aid for Gaza through sea

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Sunday that Pakistan has dispatched its eighth tranche of humanitarian assistance to Gaza via sea. The aid, totaling 400 tonnes, includes winterized tents, tarpaulins, blankets, medicines, and food supplies.

In a post on social media platform X, Dar stated that the shipment would be received by the Pakistani Ambassador to Egypt at Port Said and handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent for distribution to the people of Gaza. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of the Gazan population.

Pakistan dispatches eighth tranche of humanitarian aid for Gaza

 

Since the outbreak of conflict in Palestine on October 7, 2023, Pakistan has consistently condemned Israeli actions and provided aid to the affected region.

Furthermore, on April 19, Pakistan expressed regret over the United States’ decision to veto a draft resolution seeking Palestine’s full membership in the United Nations (UN). The Foreign Office spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, conveyed disappointment at the UN Security Council’s failure to reach a consensus on the matter.

Baloch remarked that Pakistan believed it was time for Palestine’s admission to the UN, viewing it as a crucial step toward rectifying the historical injustices endured by Palestinians. She emphasized the Palestinians’ inherent right to live in a sovereign state with pre-1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital.

Additionally, Baloch highlighted discussions at the upcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Gambia, which would consider proposals related to Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, and Islamophobia.

During a recent meeting between Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, both countries called for de-escalation, an immediate ceasefire, and the lifting of the siege in Gaza. Baloch attributed the failure to implement a ceasefire to Israeli authorities’ actions.

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