Pakistan, Palestine had strong historical relations: Raja Zafar ul Haq

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ISLAMABAD, Apr 12 (APP):Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq on Thursday said Pakistan and Palestine had strong bilateral historical, religious, and brotherly relations.
Addressing the lunch ceremony organized here in the honor of Ambassador of the State of Palestine, Walid Abu Ali who is leaving his six years services in Pakistan, he said Pakistan always fully support the stance of Palestinian at every forum, a news release said.
He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah whenever talked about Pakistan, he also raised his voice for the freedom of Palestine, adding the resolution of Palestine was also passed besides the resolution of Pakistan in 1940.
Raja Zafar said the Palestinian people were fighting a war for the freedom since last one hundred years. Leader of the House while lauding the marvelous services of the going ambassador, said he earned a lot of respect in Pakistan and established the new building of the embassy.
He wished a better future for the Walid Abu Ali and said he would highlight the demand of the people of Palestine and Kashmir at every forum.
Palestine is the major issue of Middle East, he said adding that the peace cannot be restored till the resolution of the Palestinian issue.
He stressed the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Organizations to play their effective role for the resolution of the issue.
While speaking on the occasion, The Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan appreciated the love of people of Pakistan and said that he will always remember this honor of Pakistanis.
He said Palestinian President had two times visited Pakistan during his tenure of last six years and participated in the opening ceremony of the building of new embassy with Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan, he said had support of one million dollar to the new building of Palestinian embassy which was lauded by the Palestinian government and people.
He said Pakistan and Palestine were two brother countries and added, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif informed him last day that a road was being named in Sialkot city on the name of Palestinian boy and freedom fighter.
He said both the countries had bilateral relations on the base of religion, history and culture adding, all governments had been supporting the issue in past.
The ceremony was also attended by the senators, ambassadors of different countries to Pakistan and people from all walks of life.