Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 04:01:39 am
Analysts condemn Israeli aggression against Palestinians
May 12, 2021

Dr. Khurram Iqbal (Expert on International Relations): The response by Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is significant and quite appropriate. It shows that Pakistan stands with people of Palestine in the challenging time. However, there is a double standard being practiced by the global media. The acts of aggression and violence by the Israeli forces are being projected as acts of self-defence. However, unfortunately, innocent Palestinians are being labeled as terrorists. Muslims all over the world should knock the doors of Organization of Islamic Cooperation over Israeli aggression against the Palestinians.  There is a dire need for an equal distribution of powers in the international system. It is regrettable that the new US Administration is following the footsteps of previous governments as there is change in the US policies towards innocent Kashmiris and Palestinians.

Mushtaq A. Mehar (Former Ambassador):  The United Nations has urged Israel to exercise maximum restraint to avoid full-scale war as the conflict has taken the lives of 53 Palestinians. I would express grave concerns over the serious escalations in violence in the occupied Palestinian territory, including latest one in Gaza. I am deeply saddened over increasingly large numbers of casualties, including children from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Pakistan will continue its moral and diplomatic support to people of Palestine.  Today, Arab foreign ministers have strongly condemned the brutal and systematic crimes by the Israeli forces in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

Dr. Shahid Hasan Siddiqui (Economist): Housing sector plays crucial role in economic development of the country. The credit goes to PTI-led government for strengthening Housing industry. The government aims to remove housing shortage, provide houses to all, arrange shelter for shelterless people, make housing affordability a means not just an aim, and give rural people a life of contentment and ease. Apart from improving living conditions of the people, both in urban and rural areas of Pakistan, housing works as the important driving force behind economic development. On the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the loan limit under Naya Pakistan Housing program has been enhanced one hundred percent to ten million rupees.