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Pakistan sends eighth tranche of humanitarian aid to Gaza

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Food parcels being prepared and stored for Gaza families at the Alkhidmat Warehouse in Karachi, in this image released April 21, 2024. –AlkhidmatOrg

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar said on Sunday that Pakistan has sent its eighth tranche of humanitarian aid for Gaza through the sea.

The 400 tons of aid consists of “winter tents, tarpaulins, blankets, medicine and food supplies.”

In a message on

“Pakistan remains committed to addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of our brothers and sisters in Gaza,” he said.

Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, which is working with the government on the relief effort, said in an X post: “Each food parcel is a symbol of your solidarity and care for oppressed families in Gaza.”

“More than 2.2 million Palestinian brothers and sisters are on the brink of famine as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues for more than 193 days. Alkhidmat has provided assistance in Gaza through all possible channels. So far, Alkhidmat has saved thousands of lives by providing them with tons of life-saving assistance through international partners,” said another tweet.

Since the new conflict in Palestine broke out on October 7, 2023, Pakistan has been continuously raising its voice against Israeli atrocities and sending aid time and again.

Pakistan had on April 19 regretted the United States’ (US) decision to veto the draft resolution seeking Palestine’s full membership of the United Nations (UN), expressing disappointment over the inability of the UN Security Council to reach agreement on the issue.

“Pakistan is deeply disappointed by the outcome of last night’s debate at the UN Security Council and its inability to reach consensus and recommend Palestine’s membership to the UN General Assembly,” said spokesman Mumtaz Zahra Baloch. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its weekly press conference.

“We regret the US decision to veto the draft resolution granting Palestine full membership of the UN,” she had added.

The Security Council had blocked Palestine’s request to become a full member of the UN due to a US veto of a widely supported resolution that would have recommended the granting of such status.

The proposal, submitted by Algeria to the 15-member Council, received 12 votes in favor, with the US voting negatively and Switzerland and Great Britain (UK) abstaining.

The UN Security Council resolution required at least nine votes in favor and no vetoes from its five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“We believe that the time has come for Palestine to be admitted to the UN. This will be a step toward correcting the historical injustices that Palestinians have suffered for more than 75 years. It will affirm their right to self-determination,” she had noted.

The spokesperson had said that the Palestinian people had the inherent right to live in a sovereign Palestinian state with pre-1967 borders and Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

To a question, she had said that the upcoming Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Gambia would consider several proposals, including those on Palestine, Jammu and Kashmir, as well as on Islamophobia.

The spokesperson had said that during the recent visit of a high-powered Saudi delegation to Islamabad, Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud had also called for de-escalation, an immediate ceasefire and lifting of the siege in Gaza. .

The stumbling block in the implementation of the ceasefire is the Israeli occupation authorities, she added.