The human rights cell of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and its Rawalpindi chapter held a protest outside the National Press Club against Israeli aggression in Gaza on Saturday.
Central Coordinator HR Cell Dr Nafisa Shah said “the party strongly condemns the Israeli aggression that has led to the slaughter of more than 300 innocent Palestinian civilians, including women and children, besides causing tremendous damage to infrastructure”.
“The Gaza Strip today is facing the worst kind of Israeli blockade which is illegal, immoral and inhuman. Gaza today has been termed the world’s largest open air prison, with around 1.5 million people caged in an urban ghetto deprived of a life with freedom and dignity,” she said.
PPP local leader Imran Ashraf said the world community and Islamic countries have failed to play their role in resolving the legitimate demands of Palestinians.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2014.