Pakistan asks United Nations to launch humanitarian aid programme
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called for mobilizing all possible humanitarian help for the devastated Palestinian population in Gaza and other parts of the occupied territories.
Addressing the emergency meeting of UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we need to send medical teams, medicines and other supplies, food and other necessities to Gaza and other parts of the occupied Palestinian territories.
He said in addition to the UNRWA emergency appeal, the Secretary-General should launch a comprehensive humanitarian assistance plan to provide succour and sustenance to the Palestinians.
He said Israel must open all the access points to Gaza to ensure the timely and urgent delivery of international assistance.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the General Assembly should secure unconditional implementation of resolution 242 of November 1967 in which the Security Council declared the ‘inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war’ and demanded that Israel withdraw its armed forces from territories occupied in the 1967 war.
The Foreign Minister said we should deploy an international protection force in the occupied territories.
He said it is appalling that the Security Council has been unable to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we must not fail the Palestinian people at this critical juncture.