The Senate today [Friday] unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Israeli brutalities against innocent Palestinians and demanding end to blockade of Gaza and killings of men, women and children. 

The resolution moved by Mian Raza Rabbani said that Israel is committing genocide of the Palestinian people and flagrant violation of Geneva Convention and international human rights. 

Leader of the House, Raja Zafar ul Haq supported the resolution and said Pakistan has been making all out efforts to highlight Israeli aggression. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the first Muslim leader, who condemned Israeli brutalities. 

Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch has rejected the impression that basic rights of Islamabad citizens have been suspended after invoking of Article 245.  

Talking part in a discussion on a motion moved by Senator Raza Rabbani he said imposition of Article 245 is not unconstitutional, rather it gives legal cover to armed forces so that they can act as a last resort when need arises. 

He said anti-state actors cannot be allowed to take over the control of strategic assets and national buildings. He said no one will be allowed to occupy the Parliament, Presidency, Prime Minister House, Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and other national assets. 

The House will now meet at four pm on Monday.

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