KARACHI - Palestine Foundation of Pakistan (PLF) has congratulated Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Palestinian nation over release of Palestinian prisoner Aiman al Sharwaneh after his hunger strike that lasted for 260 days.

The PLF central office-bearers Muzaffar Hashmi, Allama Qazi Ahmed Noorani, Sabir Karbalai and Mehfooz Yar Khan Advocate have said in a joint statement that hunger strike in the Zionist prisons is also part of legitimate Palestinian resistance.

They said that the Zionist Israeli regime had to bow down to the brave son of Palestine Aiman al Sharwaneh. They demanded international community for exerting pressure on the Zionist regime to release all the Palestinian prisoners without further delay. They said that armed resistance was the only option left for the Palestinians to liberate their sacred land from the illegitimate Zionist Israeli occupation.

They said that armed resistance had paved way for the liberation of Palestine and all the problems of Palestinians including detention, racist Jewish settlement and right of return of the Palestinians to their land would be sorted out through armed resistance and the talks to be held by the armed resistance groups. They vowed that Israel would never be recognized as a legitimate state and those who recognized Israel as a state would have to repent and change their mind.

Meanwhile, a major portion of University Road, from NIPA Chowrangi to Expo Centre, Hasan Square is in a dilapidated condition, hindering smooth flow of traffic.  Khadim-e-Millat Pakistan secretary general Saghir Ali Siddiqui said that makeshift arrangements have turned the two way thoroughfare un-levelled and has increased risks of serious mishaps.

He urged the city administration to look into the issue and ensure that the repair is done in the right earnest protecting precious human lives.

This is also needed so that precious time of masses is not lost due to traffic jams, he said.