KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Naeemur Rehman invited religious scholars to participate in its Gaza Million March on August 17 at 3pm in Karachi and Lahore. Many of the invitees have accepted and said that the march for solidarity is the need of the hour for the Muslim Ummah. The secretary-general of JI’s women’s wing, Dr Rukhsana Jabeen, also appealed to women from Karachi and Lahore to participate in the simultaneous marches being organised in both cities. “Our focus will be on displaying the strength of Pakistanis, who without distinction support the Palestinian cause and oppose the Israeli atrocities against the people of Gaza,” she said, adding that the participation of all Pakistanis in the march will signal to the outside world that Palestinians are not alone and that their victimisation is unacceptable to the global Muslim community.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th,2014.