Pakistani lawmakers protest killings of Gazans
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:23AM
Innocent people of Palestine are being killed by barbaric attack of Israelis warplanes every day. The Muslim world, including Pakistani government, is acting like a silent spectator." Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan, lawmaker from the PML-N political partyPakistani lawmakers have walked out of a parliamentary session to protest the intensified Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. The lawmakers belonging to the country’s mainstream political parties, including PML-N and MQM, walked out of the parliament on Monday to show their support for the people of Gaza in the face of the Israeli attacks. “Innocent people of Palestine are being killed by barbaric attack of Israelis warplanes every day. The Muslim world, including Pakistani government, is acting like a silent spectator,” Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan of PML-N said, addressing the National Assembly session. Khan said that the Muslim world should be united against the Israeli aggression.
Wassem Akhtar, a lawmaker from the MQM, demanded the Pakistani government to raise the issue with the UN, urging Islamabad to pressure the US to bring about an end to the Israeli aggression.They wowed to stage further protest demonstration across the country to condemn, what they denounced as, the genocide of Muslims by Israel. The lawmakers also demanded the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to push for a halt to the attacks. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets across Pakistan on Monday, reacting to the escalated aggression. In Karachi, the protesters set Israeli and US flags on fire. They also accused US President Barack Obama of supporting Israel in its attacks on Gaza. As many as 110 Palestinians have been killed and more than 900 others injured in the Israeli attacks against the coastal sliver since November 14. NK/DB/HN