PAKISTAN SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION AGAINST “DEAL OF THE CENTURY”


19/02/2020




Selin ATAY-TDO- Pakistan’s Senate or upper house of parliament unanimously adopted a resolution rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East peace plan.

The resolution, tabled by the country’s main religious party, was supported by all opposition members, state-run Pakistan Television reported.

Expressing concern over Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” which declared Jerusalem the “capital of Israel,” the senators said it was tantamount to an instrument of humiliating surrender by Palestinians to their oppressors.

The resolution also called for the issue to be fairly and peacefully resolved in light of UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, including the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state, the safe return of all Palestinians to their homes and lands currently in illegitimate possession of Israeli settlers in breach of international law and a halt to acts of aggression against Palestinians.

It further urged the government to take steps to summon special sessions of the UN General Assembly and Organization of Islamic Cooperation to work out a consensus-based strategy “with due regard to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people as recognized by international law” for the amicable settlement of the Palestinian issue.


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