ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate and Foreign Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar on Friday informed the Upper House that Palestinian medical students will complete their medical education in Pakistan. He informed the House that some UK based groups had approached him as Foreign Minister that Pakistan should facilitate the Palestinian medical students of final year in completing their degrees because the infrastructure in Gaza has completely destroyed.

He said upon receiving requests, he wrote to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to find a way out that Pakistan can help those students. He said the PMDC in response to his request, had agreed to accommodate all those medical students from Palestine in the medical collages under PMDC’s administrative control for completion of their education. “Palestinian students will come to Pakistan in 20 to 30 batches for completion of their medical education which is very humble contribution of Pakistan” said Ishaq Dar.

The foreign minister said the stance of Pakistan’s government on Gaza is very clear and Pakistan approached all available forums to promote its stance on Gaza. He said first of all Pakistan raised the issue of Gaza in Organization of Islamic Country (OIC) meeting which took place in Gambia, later in the D-8 meeting which took place in Istanbul and demanded at every forum that Israel’s atrocities in Gaza must be stopped.

He said that Pakistan also supported that the humanitarian aid should be given free flow in Gaza and Pakistan in this regard had sent nine consignments so far as an aid for the brothers and sisters in Gaza. Pakistan has also demanded that the proceedings against Israel’s war crimes should be started in the International Court of Justice and the genocide of innocent Palestinians should be stopped. Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Shahbaz Sharif in his recent visit to Astana categorically supported Gaza and condemned Israel’s war crimes, he expressed.



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