ISLAMABAD: After Pakistan voiced support for Palestine at the United Nations General Assembly recently, on Monday it offered a $1 million grant to establish Palestinian embassy in Islamabad.
A release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read that Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani had presented a cheque to Palestinian Ambassador Walid Abu Ali.
The funds had been promised by Pakistan when then President Zardari met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Pakistan in February 2013.
Speaking on the occasion, the foreign secretary said that Pakistan had always supported the Palestine cause and the grant was one of the many gestures presented by Pakistan to express their solidarity with the people of Palestine.
Last year, the UN General Assembly passed a motion that granted Palestine a non-member observer state, a step short of full member status. Only 133 of the 193 member states of the UN recognise the State of Palestine.
Source: The express Tribune