Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has called upon the government to join hands with Turkey and Qatar for uniting Saudi Arabia, Iran and other Muslim states for the help of the Palestinians.
Addressing a crowded press conference in Islamabad along with JI’s central leadership Monday, he said that the Palestinians had been struggling for the liberation of the Qibla e Awwal for the last 66 years and they had faced three major wars with Israel and deserved all out support from the Muslim world. .
He said the JI would hold a massive Qibla e Awwal rally on August ten and also observe Palestine Day all over the country on August 17 and stage a million march in Karachi on the same day.
Sirajul Haq told newsmen that the JI had already sent first installment of relief comprising donation of Rs. Ten million for the Gaza Muslims besides 6 ambulances, and expressed the hope that the people would continue to ex tend their full support in this respect.
He appealed to the government to truly represent Muslim Ummah being the sole nuclear of the Muslim world, immediately call an Islamic summit in Islamabad and announce practical steps against the brutality of the Zionist state over the Palestinians. He said, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council be requisitioned for imposing sanctions against Israel under the international law and initiating legal proceedings against Israel in the International Court of Justice for war crimes.
The JI leadership also impressed upon Islamabad to approach Egyptian government for permanent opening of the Rafah border for the supply of relief material to the besieged Gaza Muslims.
Sirajul Haq sad that Turkey and Qatar who were far ahead of other Muslim states in extending support to the Gaza people, were receiving threats from the Israel Premier. Therefore, the Pakistan government should make a common cause with Turkey and Qatar and endeavour to bring the entire Muslim world on one platform on one point agenda of helping the Gaza Muslims.
The JI chief made an impassioned appeal to the nation, the government, political and religious parties, human rights bodies and NGOs to observe Al-Aqsa Day on 17th of August to demonstrate their sense of religious dignity.
Others present on the occasion included JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, deputy chiefs Asadullah Bhutto, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Mian Muhammad Aslam, and JI provincial heads.