Friday, May 24, 2024

Pakistan Dispatches 8th Tranche of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ishaq Dar, announced on Sunday that Pakistan has sent its eighth tranche of humanitarian assistance to Gaza.

The aid, totaling 400 tons, includes winterized tents, tarpaulins, blankets, medicines, and food supplies, and was transported by sea.

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Taking to his official social media account, the foreign minister shared that the shipment will be received by the Pakistani Ambassador at Port Said, Egypt, and handed over to the Egyptian Red Crescent for distribution to the people of Gaza. Dar reiterated Pakistan's unwavering commitment to addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of the Gazan population.

Read: Pakistan, Iran to Establish Joint Economic Zone

Earlier, Pakistan called upon the UN Security Council to ensure the implementation of its resolution advocating for a ceasefire in Gaza. Ambassador Munir Akram emphasized the need for immediate action, urging the Council to impose a ban on the export of weapons and ammunition to Israel. Pakistan stands firm in its support for the Palestinian people and condemns the use of force by Israel, particularly against civilians, including women and children, in Gaza.

The situation in Gaza remains dire, with health officials reporting over 34,097 casualties, extensive damage to buildings, and severe shortages of essential supplies such as food, water, and medical aid.

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