Pakistan expressed a positive response on Friday to the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ concluded that, prima facie, it possesses jurisdiction to hear the case against Israel and deemed South Africa’s claims of genocide as “plausible.”
In an official statement, the Foreign Office (FO) in Pakistan welcomed these provisional measures and emphasized that the immediate and unconditional implementation of these measures necessitates a ceasefire. The call for a ceasefire is aimed at putting an end to the ongoing suffering endured by the people of Gaza.
The FO reiterated Pakistan’s steadfast support for the Palestinian people in their just and legitimate struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination. The FO’s statement urged for the complete and effective implementation of the ICJ’s decision.
This would ensure that the basic human rights, dignity, and identity of the Palestinian people as a distinct group are upheld and protected, in accordance with the principles outlined in the UN Charter, relevant UN resolutions, and international law.
The ICJ’s acknowledgment of jurisdiction and consideration of South Africa’s claims as plausible mark a significant development in the ongoing legal proceedings. Pakistan’s support for the ICJ verdict aligns with its commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of the Palestinian people on the international stage.
The call for a ceasefire underscores the urgency of addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and promoting a peaceful resolution to the longstanding conflict. Pakistan’s stance emphasizes the importance of upholding human rights and international law in addressing global issues.