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Pakistan, Bangladesh Condemn Israeli 'Aggression' on Lebanon


The foreign relations committee of Pakistan's upper house of parliament has condemned what it called the Israeli "aggression" on Lebanon and urged the international community to pressure the Jewish state to halt the strikes.

The demand came through a unanimously adopted resolution at a special session of the Senate committee held in Islamabad. Pakistan has no diplomatic relations with Israel.

Some 800 Pakistani students staged demonstrations in the southern port city of Karachi to protest against the Israeli action.

In neighboring Bangladesh, Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan urged Western countries "to restrain Israel" from such attacks and said many Western countries use a double standard in dealing with the Middle East.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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