Islamabad: Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has drawn parallels between Palestine and Kashmir, saying “Like Kashmiris, Palestinians are heroically resisting repression.”
Sharif’s reaction came on the 70th anniversary of Nakba, or the Catastrophe, the term used by Palestinians to mark the mass exodus which accompanied the founding of the state of Israel.
An official tweet from Punjab CM Sharif’s office reiterated country’s support for both Kashmir and Palestine.
“Like Kashmiris, Palestinians are heroically resisting repression… Pakistan remains firmly committed in its moral, political & diplomatic support to them. This is high time for implementation of the UN resolutions for self-determination if the world has to have a shot at PEACE…,” reads the tweet.
CNN reported that at least 52 people were killed in Gaza after the Israeli troopers fired at a large group of Palestinians who were protesting America’s controversial decision of shifting its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“At least 52 people have been killed during clashes Monday along the border fence between Israel and Gaza,” CNN said while quoting the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
“More than 2,400 people suffered injuries,” it said.