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Pakistani govt decides to send medical aid to oppressed Palestinians

Pakistani govt decides to send medical aid to oppressed Palestinians
May 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The federal government has decided to send medical aid to Palestinians on Tuesday.

This was decided during the today's federal cabinet meeting under the chair of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan. The cabinet decided to send medical aid to Palestine on humanitarian grounds in view of the medical emergency faced by the Palestinians as a result of Israeli aggression.

Briefing the journalists about the decisions taken in the cabinet meeting, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhary said that PM Khan has provided leadership to the Muslim Ummah from day one on the Palestine issue. "A special prayer was offered for the Palestinian people during the meeting," he added.

"This is also recognized by the Muslim Ummah. He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah laid the foundation of Pakistan's policy on Palestine and Imran Khan is now trustee of it," the minister said. He also said the Palestinian leadership also acknowledges Pakistan's firm stance on the matter. He said the nation will observe solidarity day with the Palestinians on Friday.

Fawad Chaudhry maintained that Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in Turkey and he along with some other Foreign Ministers of the Muslim countries will go to New York to attend the UN General Assembly session.

Sheikh Rasheed demands to increase salaries of govt employees

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed has demanded to increase the salaries of the government employees. The presentation of the election commission's annual report also approved in the cabinet meeting. The matter regarding to exempt Kartarpur corridor project from PAPRA rules has been delayed.

Cabinet congratulates PM on successful visit to Saudia

The cabinet felicitated PM Imran Khan on his successful visit to Saudi Arabia. The information minister said the cabinet was also briefed about investigation into Rawalpindi Ring Road project. He said the preliminary investigation reveals that the alignment of the project was changed to benefit some housing societies.

However, he said, the investigation carried out so far shows that no minister or advisor is involved in it. He said Zulfi Bukhari resigned as Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis on high moral ground and he has no link with the issue. He said Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan also does not own any land in the area.

Referring to electoral reforms, the minister said the government is committed to introduce electronic voting machines to ensure transparency in elections and give right of vote to overseas Pakistanis. He regretted that the opposition is not serious in electoral reforms and the PML-N and the PPP have not made their position clear on the right to franchise to overseas Pakistanis.