Lahore (Wednesday, 13th December, 2023): Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman, in his address at the University of Home Economics, asserted a perceived collaboration between Israel and India in the tragic events unfolding in Gaza.
Governor Rahman expressed concern over the limitations of the United Nations in preventing wars, particularly highlighting the disconcerting veto by the United States on a ceasefire resolution.
The seminar on Peace for Palestine shed light on the distressing statistics of Palestinian casualties, with Governor Punjab emphasizing India’s alliance with Israel for economic gain.
The Governor criticized the impediments imposed on humanitarian aid to Palestinians, condemning the British Prime Minister’s alleged involvement in the transportation of weapons to the conflict zone of Gaza.
He underscored the global community’s protests against Israeli aggression and brutality while highlighting Pakistan’s unwavering support for Kashmiris and Palestinians, including substantial aid to the latter.
Governor Punjab condemned recent terrorist incidents in Pakistan, praising the sacrifices of the security forces.
He encouraged students as the future of Pakistan and commended the initiatives undertaken by the UHE Vice-Chancellor for its improvement.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Faleeha Zahra Kazmi, speaking at the seminar, emphasized the sanctity of Palestine as a holy place for three major religions, lamenting the targeted violence against Muslims on this sacred land.
Dr. Kazmi called upon educated youth to support Palestinians and advocate for them on the international stage, reiterating Pakistan’s unequivocal condemnation of Israel’s aggression.
Senior journalist Salman Ghani highlighted Allama Iqbal’s historical advocacy for Palestine and noted the emergence of a renewed spirit in the Palestinian struggle.
Ghani critiqued the incongruity of the U.S. President, Biden, advocating for human rights while issuing statements in favor of war. He framed Palestine as a humanitarian issue and criticised the brutality of Israeli forces against the civilian and children of Palestine.
Ghani also posited economic independence for Pakistan as a catalyst for the independence of Kashmir.