Lawyers stage rally to express solidarity with Palestinians

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Dec 03, 2023

The legal fraternity in Karachi, led by Karachi Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, organised a "Gaza March" from the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) office to MA Jinnah Road.

The march aimed to show solidarity with the resistance against Israeli aggression in Gaza. A significant number of lawyers, including women lawyers, participated in the event. Rehman, KBA President Amir Saleem, and Shahid Ali Khan Advocate addressed the march.

JI Karachi Secretary General Munim Zaffar, JI Parliamentary Leader in the City Council Qazi Saddaruddin, JI Karachi Secretary Information Zahid Askari, former KBA president Naeem Qureshi, and other prominent figures also joined the march. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman emphasised that the lawyers' march signified the belief that Israel's existence itself violates the principles of law and justice.

He condemned the Israeli bombardment on civilians, labelling it as crimes against humanity with no legal or logical justification. Rehman also criticised the presence of alleged agents of Israel and the United States in the Muslim world, urging leaders to take practical steps against Israel. He highlighted the obligation for Muslim political and military leaders to safeguard women and children from Israeli attacks.

Calling for the removal of leaders unable to defend Qibla-e-Awal and the people in Gaza and Palestine, Rehman quoted Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, stating that Israel was an illegal state, and Palestine was the only rightful entity in the holy land. He dismissed the idea of a two-state solution, considering it a betrayal of the national policy set by Quaid-e-Azam.