By Irum Saleem
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid senior leader parliamentarian Moonis Elahi has taken exception to removal of the Palestine state from the Google and Apple map, saying such an act will not erase truth.
گوگل اور ایپل نے دنیا کے نقشہ میں سے فلسطینی ریاست کو غائب کر دیا ۔ کیا نقشہ ہٹانے سے سچائی مٹائی جا سکتی ہے ؟ فلسطین ہو یا کشمیر، ان کے نقشے ہمارے دلوں پر نقش ہیں ۔ دشمن مٹ جائیں گے یہ نقشے نہیں مٹیں گے۔ انشا اللہ #WeRejectWorldMap #Palestine #Kashmir @googlemaps— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) July 17, 2020
“We strongly condemn the removal of the Palestine state from the Google and Apple maps. This act will not help remove Palestine and Kashmir states from our hearts and minds. Their enemies will be no more but these states are here to stay,” Mr Moonis has declared in a tweet.
The MNA from Gujrat further says the people of Palestine and Occupied Kashmir have rendered enormous sacrifices for freedom which they would get one day from the clutches of Israel and India, respectively.
Moonis Elahi has asked whether truth can be eliminated by changing the maps? “Ofcourse not. We reject the world maps without Palestine State and Kashmir, by eliminating maps reality cannot be eliminated. No oppression and conspiracy can dampen the spirits of those offering sacrifices for their motherland and soon their efforts will bear the fruit,” Moonis concludes.
As Mr Moonis raised this issue, the government should also follow suit.
Our leaders must have a courage to look into the eyes of the world leaders over such issues. It is hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will issue a strong statement in this regard. — PAK DESTINY