JI rally expresses solidarity with people of Gaza

Published April 1, 2024
Workers and supporters of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) participate in a rally on Shahrah-i-Quaideen to express solidarity with the people of Gaza.—PPI
Workers and supporters of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) participate in a rally on Shahrah-i-Quaideen to express solidarity with the people of Gaza.—PPI

KARACHI: Thousands of workers and supporters of the Jamaat-i-Islami gathered on Shahrah-i-Quaideen to join the Gaza Solidarity Night to show their support for Palestinians against Israeli atrocities and crimes against humanity.

A large number of people, including women and children, belonging to all walks of life also participated in the rally that began on Saturday night and continued till early hours of Sunday morning.

The participants, carrying placards and banners, chanted slogans against the Zionist regime and its supporters in the Muslim world, including Pakistan.

Addressing the participants in the rally, JI-Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman paid a rich tribute to those who joined the event.

Shedding light on the glorious significance of the event, he said: “We are ashamed as a nation that despite having all resources and missiles and nukes, we as a whole are unable to get the genocide in Gaza to an end.”

Hafiz Naeem asks govt to bring wounded Palestinians to Pakistan for treatment

“We are united with Palestinians on the basis of Islam, no one can undo this relationship,” he said.

The JI leader vowed to continue his party’s struggle and said: “We will raise our voice and we will do whatever possible to support the people of Palestine.”

He asked the civil and military leadership to take the lead in bringing the Muslim countries on one page for Palestinians.

He stressed the need for a joint narrative by the Muslim world.

He demanded that the government bring wounded Palestinians to Pakistan so that the JI would arrange treatment for them.

Hafiz Naeem made it clear that the nation would not accept the “supremacy of the United States, Israel and India”.

Those who are misleading the nation in this regard should put their house in order, he added.

Speaking via a remote video link, Hamas leader Dr Khalid Qadomi thanked the people of Karachi and Hafiz Naeem for their support.

He said that the US had been supporting Israel since the first day of the current wave of genocide, urging the global community to play it’s due role.

He made it clear that the resistance fighters are not fighting for just a piece of land but for the future of the entire Muslim world.

Speaking on the occasion, JI MPA Farooq Farhan said that the ‘Gaza solidarity night’ had proved that Karachi supported Palestinians and the concept of Ummah.

During the past 170 days, Gaza was showered with explosives and on an average, eight innocent people were killed per hour, he said.

He said that the two-state solution had breathed its last under the debris of human settlements in Gaza.

He said that the missile and nuclear programmes of Pakistan were supposed to safeguard the nation and the Ummah.

He promised that his party would not allow anyone to make a compromise on the two programmes.

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2024

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