KARACHI – Thousands of pro-Palestine supporters led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq have joined Gaza Million March to demand the end of Gaza massacre.
By mid Sunday, thousands including women and children had joined JI Chief on the mid of Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi in Pakistan’s southern province Sindh.
The procession took to the roads in motorcycles, cars, trucks and buses.
Haq, the former Provincial Minister and leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party, has called on Israel to stop the killing of innocent children, women and other civilians in Gaza.
Speaking to the “Gaza Million March” Haq said that the burning issue of Muslim Umma is liberation of Baitul Muqadis.
“Our youth is ready to go to Gaza, if permitted.” Haq added that “we will continue to support Palestine.”
JI Chief Siraj-ul-Haq has said that the international community after the said “Gaza Million March” has fully understood about the real issue of Muslim Ummah, as the entire Ummah wants independence of Gaza.
The participants raised the flags of Pakistan, Palestine and Jamaat-e-Islami and chanted slogans against Israel and United States and in favour of the people of Gaza. They also raised placards and banners inscribed with “Get Free Gaza”, “Down with Israel and USA”, “Labbaik ya Gaza” and others.
On the occasion, the workers of JI disguised themselves in the army dress of Hamas and raised flags of Palestine and Pakistan.
JI Chief said that the people of Karachi are with the people of Gaza till its independence.
“JI has already sent a funds of Rs50million, convoy of paramedics’ and ambulance for the people of Gaza”, he added.
On the occasion, he appealed the Chief of Army Staff (Gen) Raheel Sharif to work for the safety of the ideology on which the country came into being.
He assured the nation that the Jamaat-e-Islami will give a true welfare state for the people of country, where the supremacy of law and justice would be prevailed.
“I do not want imposition of Marshal Law in the country, as the nation had already been witnessed it in the past”, he added.
JI Chief termed the election in Karachi, as a “selection” and plunder on public mandate.
“The political parties should adopt the ways of discussion and deliberations for the prosperity of the country”, he added.
Khalid Mashal, Hamas leader in his telephonic address lauded the efforts of the Muslims of Pakistan for expressing their solidarity with the people of Gaza.
On the occasion, Khalid Mashal vowed that the Hamas and the people of Gaza will continue their ‘Jihad’ against USA and Israeli army.
JI Karachi chief Eng. Naeemur Rehman said: “The massacre of children and bombing of hospitals is outrageous.
More than 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed in four weeks of Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, the UN says.
Khursheed Shah, Opposition leader in Pakistani Parliament and other political and religious leaders have also addressed the march.
1,935 killed, including at least 1,408 civilians
3 civilians, including one Thai national in Israel
(Source: OCHA; 08:00 GMT on 9 August)