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Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar on Thursday announced a complete ban on New Year celebrations in an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
In an address to the nation today, PM Kakar said: “Keeping in mind the seriously concerning situation in Palestine and to show solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, there will be a strict ban by the government on holding any kind of event for New Year.”
He requested the nation to show solidarity with the Palestinians and exhibit sobriety and humility at the New Year.
Special Message of Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar. pic.twitter.com/d5LDESJ2P5
— Prime Minister’s Office (@PakPMO) December 28, 2023
Israel has vowed to destroy Hamas in retaliation for its October 7 attack, which left about 1,140 people dead, most of them civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli figures.
In response, Israel’s relentless aerial bombardment and ground invasion with troops and tanks have killed at least 21,320 people, mostly women and children, and wounded another 55,603 people, according to Gaza’s health ministry.