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Pakistani PM urges intl. action to put 'immediate' halt to Israeli bloodshed

This combination of pictures shows Pakistani Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar (L) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Pakistani Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has expressed his strong condemnation of the ongoing Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians, calling them “deplorable and willful”.

In a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Kakar denounced the incessant bombardment of Gaza City by Israel, a press release issued by the Pakistani prime minister's office said.

Both leaders emphasized the need for the international community to urge Israel to immediately halt the bloodshed, it said.

They also agreed on the necessity of lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza to facilitate the delivery of vital humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the affected people.

Kakar "stressed that the international community, particularly the United Nations, needed to take resolute measures to resolve this crisis and uphold established principles of justice, humanity and international law," the press release said.

Abbas thanked Pakistan for longstanding and sustained support to the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom from Israeli occupation, added.

Kakar had earlier condemned Israel’s ongoing atrocities against the Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip.

“Israel is a cruel and oppressive regime, while Palestine is an oppressed nation,” he told reporters in Islamabad. “This is a war between oppressors and the oppressed,” he added. 

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi has also hit out at Israel for suppressing the rights of Palestinians, urging the international community “to play its active role” to stop the Israeli aggression. 

Meanwhile, Pakistani cities have seen back-to-back rallies to support the Palestinians and condemn the Israeli atrocities.  

On Friday, thousands of people took to the streets in Karachi to express their solidarity with the people of Palestine.

They demanded Muslim countries in particular and the world in general to play their role to stop the genocide of the Palestinian people. 

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