The objective of all of the representatives of Muslim nations which have gathered for a session of the United Nations Basic Meeting in New York is to push for “speedy ceasefire” in Gaza, Minister for Overseas Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned on Thursday.
His remarks got here throughout a dialog with Geo Information through phone, a couple of hours previous to his handle on the meeting.
Qureshi is in New York for a session of the United Nations, as are overseas ministers from a number of Muslim nations, to make clear the state of affairs within the Center East.
The overseas minister had arrived a day earlier alongside together with his counterparts from Turkey, Palestine, Sudan and Tunis.
He is because of handle the Basic Meeting tonight at round 8pm, in response to PTI’s Farrukh Habib.
“Tonight at roughly 8pm FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi will handle UNGA targeted solely on the devastating state of affairs Palestinians are dealing with and severe issues of the Muslim ummah,” Habib wrote.
“As quickly as I reached New York, I invited all of the overseas ministers and their PRs for dinner on the Pakistan Home.
“We had a really fruitful assembly and we selected our motion plan for the handle tonight,” Qureshi instructed Geo Information.
He mentioned the gathering “deliberated upon what it’s that we search to attain with a session of the United Nations”.
“Our first intention is to demand a right away ceasefire. If we’re in a position to obtain this, it will likely be an enormous success for us.
“However this matter is perplexing and for a long-lasting resolution we might want to proceed our wrestle,” the overseas minister famous.
He mentioned Pakistan has” begun to fulfil its function” within the United Nations’ Human Rights Council and a particular session of the discussion board will now be held.
Qureshi mentioned that with the human rights violations which might be occurring in Palestinian territories, the best way Israel is committing genocide and warfare crimes, “Pakistan will attempt from the platform of the OIC to awaken the conscience of all these Western nations who’re champions of human rights and can ask them why it’s they’re turning a blind eye to the violations in Gaza”.
He mentioned all of the OIC overseas ministers — there are 11 or 12 — will “meet the UN secretary common and file our protest with him”.
“We now have determined to current to him a joint decision,” he mentioned.
He mentioned a dialogue additionally befell on a Basic Meeting decision and a technique has been adopted however that he doesn’t want to talk about the matter at this cut-off date.
UN rights council to carry session on Israel, Palestinians
The UN Human Rights Council has mentioned it’ll maintain a particular session on the state of affairs within the occupied Palestinian territories, amid lethal violence between Israel and armed Palestinian teams in Gaza.
The session, deliberate for subsequent Thursday (Might 27), will handle “the grave human rights state of affairs within the Occupied Palestinian Territory, together with East Jerusalem,” the council mentioned in a press release.
Pakistan, which is the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Palestinian authorities, has requested the session, the council mentioned.
Will probably be the 30th extraordinary assembly of the UN’s prime rights physique since its creation 15 years in the past.
The United Nations didn’t instantly say how most of the Geneva-based council’s 47 member states had backed the decision, however at the least a 3rd should come out in help for a particular session request to be granted.
Israeli strikes proceed
Thursday’s announcement got here as Israeli air strikes continued to hammer Gaza and as diplomats stepped up efforts in direction of a ceasefire to stem the devastating violence that erupted 10 days in the past.
Israeli strikes on Gaza have killed 230 Palestinians, together with 65 youngsters, in response to the Gaza well being ministry, leaving huge areas in rubble and displacing tens of hundreds within the crowded territory.
Israel’s military has in the meantime mentioned Hamas and different armed teams in Gaza have fired 4,070 rockets in direction of Israel, the overwhelming majority of them intercepted by its Iron Dome air defences.
The rockets have claimed 12 lives in Israel, together with one baby, with one Indian and two Thai nationals amongst these killed, the police mentioned.