KARACHI - The Youm-e-Al-Quds is being observed in the City like other parts of the country on Friday with fervour and enthusiasm (today) to express solidarity with the oppressed of Palestine against illegal occupation of Israel. Al-Aqsa Mosque has always had a special place in the hearts of Muslims around the world particularly in Pakistanis, who feel a close attachment with the occupied holy city. Muslims around the world observe last Friday of Ramazan as Al-Quds Day to show solidarity with the people of Palestine, following the decree issued by the late Imam Khomeini. In his sermon marking the first AL-Quds Day observance in 1981, Imam Khomeini called for an international revolution of Muslims: 'O, you Muslims of the world You oppressed masses Rise up and take your destiny into your hands. How long do you intend to sit quietly while your fate is determined in Washington or Moscow? Until when should Quds [Jerusalem] be trampled under the roots of the residue of the United States, the usurper Israel? How long should Al-Quds, Palestine, Lebanon and the oppressed Muslims be under the domination of criminals while you remain onlookers, while some of your treacherous rulers aid them? How long should almost one billion Muslims and 100 million Arabs, with vast lands and endless resources continue to suffer plundering by the East and the West and oppressions and inhumane massacres by them and their residue? After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, extended full support with the Palestinians struggle in spite of the fact that the newly created state was heavily dependent on US aid. The historical triumphant of Hezbullah and Hammas against the Zionist state Israel has boosted up the moral of the Muslim World which had suffered a horrible defeat by Israel in 1967. All the political and religious parties of the country have announced to observe the last Friday of holy Month as Al-Quds Day to support the Palestinian people. In this regard, the central Al-Quds Rally would be organised by the Imamia Students Organization Karachi to mark the day. Thousands of posters, banners, and signboards can be witnessed in the metropolis to support the people of Palestine. Every year, we celebrate Al-Quds day on the last Friday of Ramazan to show solidarity with the Palestinians. But its not that we just observe a day for Palestinians and then sit idle for the whole year. We publish literature, hold conferences and seminars throughout the year to acquaint the Pakistani people with Israels plans, especially illegal Jewish settlements, in Al-Quds, said Imamia Students Organisation President Hassan Zaidi.