Under the banner of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Pakistan, a significant student march was held to express unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. The event saw the participation of hundreds of students from the Punjab province.
Distinguished leaders of the Islamic Jamiat Talaba Pakistan, including Shakil Ahmed, the Chief Organizer for Pakistan, and Tassawar Hussain Kazmi, took the stage to address the enthusiastic participants of the march.
Shakil Ahmed, President IJT Pakistan, asserted the organization’s stance against the two-state solution proposed by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar. He expressed concerns that Prime Minister Kakar’s recent tweet suggested a compromise with Israel, which he deemed regrettable for the people of Pakistan.
Shakil went on to emphasize that Israel, with the support of the United States and Western powers, is responsible for a humanitarian crisis in Palestine. He decried the ruthless killing of innocent women and children, labeling it as the epitome of cruelty and inhumanity. He criticized Pakistan’s leadership for their perceived apathy and silence on the matter, comparing the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza to the indifference of the powerful elite.
Shakil Ahmed, alongside the organizing committee, visited the U.S. Embassy to deliver a formal protest letter, registering their objection to American support for Israel. In a firm demand, he called for the immediate expulsion of the U.S. Ambassador from Pakistan. He also urged the Pakistani government to take prompt and concrete actions in support of the Palestinian people.
Furthermore, Shakil Ahmed announced the participation of Islami Jamiat Talaba Pakistan in the Al-Quds March, set to take place under the leadership of Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JIP), Siraj ul Haq, on October 29. He highlighted the Al-Quds March as a significant event aimed at demonstrating solidarity with the Palestinian population.