Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan held a special ceremony to mark the Al-Quds day to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine.

Governor of Punjab, Muhammad Rafique Rajwana was the chief guest on the occasion.

Founder of Islamic Revolution, late Imam Khomeini initiated Al-Quds day as an integral part of Ramadan so that Muslims would never forget their responsibility and duty towards Palestine and all oppressed people in the world. The day is marked each year on the last Friday of Ramadan.

Former Chairman of Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Raja Nasir Abbas of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan (MWM), Allama Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi, Managing Director of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Masood Malik, Former Pakistan envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Sarwar Naqvi and Pakistan's former ambassador to Iran, Khalid Mehmood attended the ceremony.

Foreign diplomats, Pakistani officials, religious leaders, professors and analysts were also present during the event.

Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost on the occasion said founder of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini named last Friday of Ramadan as Al-Quds day to expose the support of imperialist forces and criminal silence of international organizations on the atrocities of Zionist Regime against innocent Palestinians.

He said Quds Day does not only belong to the people of Palestine rather it is a day of expressing unity and solidarity by the Muslims

The ambassador added that it is obligatory on all nations, societies, especially Muslim countries to encourage international organizations in protecting the rights of oppressed Palestinians.

On the occasion pictures showing the struggle of Palestinian people and atrocities of Zionist Regime were also displayed.