Govt asked to officialy observe Al-Quds Day, make Palestine part of curriculum.

Byline: Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI -- Leaders of various political and religious parties on Sunday passed a consensus resolution calling upon the government to observe Al-Quds Day at an official level and revise the existing curricula by making the Palestine issue a part of textbooks.

The resolution was passed after representatives and leaders of parties spoke at length at the Al-Quds conference organised by the Palestine Foundation Pakistan here.

Jamaat-i-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq said supporting the struggle of Palestinians was a part of faith of Pakistani Muslims. He added that many nations across the world were backing the Palestinians for the sake of humanity.

JI chief Sirajul Haq says no attempt to recognise Israel by Pakistan will succeed

He said Palestinians were the only nation that fought with stones against tanks and 'today, children of Palestine dream to be martyred instead of getting education in schools'.

He said Islam is Pakistan's foundation, which was why 'we have always supported the Palestinians'.

He said a US fleet was present in the Arabian Sea as the United States 'is making plans to attack Iran, which will be gravely harmful for the Ummah'.

He said Israel was taking advantage with tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia as 'the Zionist state wants to dominate the world by making Muslim states fighting against each other'.

He made it clear that no attempt to recognise the state of Israel by Pakistan would succeed.

'Israel will give no importance even Pakistan recognises it because Israel values India much more. India, Israel and America are all part of a troika,' said the JI chief.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's Muhammad Zubair, a former governor of Sindh, said a number of Arab and other Muslim countries had diplomatic relations with Israel as all those nations had done that to keep Iran at bay.

He said Pakistan could raise the Kashmir issue in a better manner if it raised the issue of Palestine. 'Pakistan's Foreign Office should raise the Palestine issue...

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