ISLAMABAD: The policy of Pakistan has been very clear on the issue of Palestine and it will remain unchanged. We are committed to the two-state solution of the Palestinian conflict based on 1967 borders.
This was stated by caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani while responding to questions raised by Mian Raza Rabbani in the Senate on Tuesday, adding Pakistan’s position was in accordance with resolutions of the United Nations and OIC.
During the session, lawmakers from both the opposition and the treasury benches condemned Israeli atrocities and barbarism in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire. They said that the international community, especially the UN, should fulfil their obligations and give the right to live in their free homeland to the Palestinians.
Replying another question, the caretaker foreign minister said about 2.5 million Pakistanis were working in Saudi Arabia. A helpline has been established in the Pakistani embassy in Riyadh and consulate general in Jeddah to address their complaints.
He said about 500,000 workers from Pakistan went to Saudi Arabia last year for employment. Mr ilani said the FI had busted two to three gangs of beggars who were trying to travel to Saudi Arabia under the garb of Umrah.