Pakistan has called for establishing urgent humanitarian corridors for rapid, secure and unrestricted humanitarian and relief supplies to Gaza.
The urgency of the corridors was highlighted by caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani who led Pakistan’s delegation at the urgent Ministerial Meeting of the Executive Committee of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah today.
The meeting was co-convened by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to discuss the crisis in Gaza and the humanitarian situation of the besieged civilians there.
The Foreign Minister demanded an immediate ceasefire and end to Israel’s campaign of terror, Gaza’s siege and forced evacuation of Palestinians from their homes.
He strongly denounced the Israeli aggression and inhumane blockade of Gaza and the massacre of innocent civilians in the vicious Israeli attack on a hospital in Gaza yesterday.
Jalil Abbas Jillani underscored that Israeli occupation forces were in clear violation of international laws and their indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
He called on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its crimes.
The Foreign Minister underlined that the root cause of the recent conflagration lied in the non-implementation of the two-state solution.
He reaffirmed Pakistan’s solidarity and support for the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination and called for an early establishment of a viable, secure and sovereign state of Palestine as per pre-1967 borders with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
The OIC meeting adopted a Joint Communiqué outlining the collective stance of Muslim Ummah on the situation in Gaza.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the Foreign Minister met with his counterparts from Gambia, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Türkiye.