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Al-Quds day observed across Pakistan with enthusiasm

Islamabad, International day of Al-Quds was observed across Pakistan on Friday with mass rallies held to condemn Zionists' atrocities against innocent people of Palestine.

In the rallies the protesters also strongly condemned US decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recent spate of killings of Palestinians by the Zionist Regime.

The late Imam Khomeini initiated the International Quds Day as an integral part of the holy fasting month of Ramadan so that Muslims would never forget their responsibility and duty towards Palestine and all oppressed people in the world. The day is held each year on the last Friday of Ramadan.

Several protest rallies were staged in different parts of Pakistan by religious parties including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi, where protestors denounced the Zionist aggression against Palestine.

During rallies angry protestors also torched US and Zionist regime flags and chanted slogans against them.

Special prayers were offered at mosques for liberation of Palestine.

The religious scholars in their speeches on the occasion said that Bait-ul-Muqaddas is common heritage of the Muslims which has been under illegal occupation of the Zionist forces.

They also condemned Zionists' brutality against Palestinians and praised Hizbullah's struggle against the Zionist forces.

The religious scholars in special meetings passed resolutions against Zionist's illegal occupation of the holy Muslim land and holy mosque, Al Quds.

They said that the struggle of Muslims will continue till the abolition of the discriminatory policies towards Muslims. They demanded that Muslims of Palestine should be given equal rights.

They urged upon Muslim countries to resolve their differences through dialogue and not allow the enemy to weaken the Muslim world.

Strict security measures were put in place around the rallies and mosques across Pakistan in view of the prevailing law and order situation.

Special programs, seminars and conferences were also held across Pakistan to highlight the cause of Palestine.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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