President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to spur in action to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of the massacre taking place in Palestine. In a tweet on Monday, the president said that OIC countries, besides organising international political pressure, should work towards this humanitarian cause. The president also urged the Pakistan Red Crescent to help victims the Occupied Palestinian Enclave by offering medical teams, volunteers, supplies and tents. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani humanitarian Faisal Edhi has announced that he has submitted a visa request with the Palestinian embassy in Pakistan to fly to Palestine and help the country that has been under attack by the Israeli forces. “We want to take part in the relief work in Palestine via the Edhi Foundation. Five people, including my son Saad Edhi [and myself], will be going to Palestine,” Faisal said on Monday. He said that he will be going to Palestine via Egypt, adding that he has applied for a visa for the country. He said that representatives of his organisation met with the Palestinian envoy in Islamabad and were informed that there is an urgent need for medicines in the war-torn country. Faisal said that his organisation will buy food and medicine from Egypt, adding that the foundation has set aside a budget of Rs25-30 million for the purpose. “We do not want any support from the government as we will do everything with the help of people,” vowed Edhi. However, he added that the five people visiting the country will be in touch with the Pakistani embassy in Cairo.