ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leads the Pakistani delegation at the seventh extraordinary Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit being held on Friday in Istanbul.

The OIC summit will discuss the grave situation in the aftermath of blatant human rights violations by the occupying forces in the state of Palestine, said an official press release.

Called by Turkish President Tayyab Erdogan in his capacity as the Chair of the OIC Summit, the summit will focus on the latest incidents of violence in the Gaza strip where over 60 civilians have been mercilessly killed by the occupying Israeli forces and scores of others have sustained injuries including women, children and the elderly.

The presser stated Pakistan has called for an independent and transparent investigation of the violence in Gaza.

While condemning the human rights violations by the occupying Israeli force, Prime Minister Abbasi will reiterate support of the people and Government of Pakistan for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous state of Palestine, read the statement.