Pakistan is observing Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday with public rallies being observed across the country to express wholehearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under United Nations resolutions.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public gathering at Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, President Arif Alvi also addressed a session of the AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad.
Solidarity walks have also been arranged in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and in the four provincial capitals and human chains will be formed at Kohala and other important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, according to Radio Pakistan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi led a rally in the capital on the Srinigar Highway along with Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser. Talking to reporters during the procession, Qureshi said the media’s role in raising voice for Kashmiris was becoming more important by the day.
Addressing the Kashmiris through the media, he assured that the Pakistani nation stood by them in their struggle for self-determination.
“We understand that you are suffering from oppression and facing difficulties,” Qureshi said. “You will be successful because you are with the truth.”
The foreign minister said that India has “always tried to break people’s courage […] but it will fail” in its attempts to oppress the Kashmiris.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah participates in a walk held in Karachi on Kashmir Solidarity Day. — DawnNewsTVSindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also participated in a solidarity walk held in Karachi along with other provincial ministers and government officials. The walk started from the People’s Secretariat and will conclude at the Jinnah’s mausoleum. The Sindh chief minister condemned Indian brutality in occupied Kashmir and said that the “world’s conscience should wake up”.
“Indian has imposed the world’s longest curfew in Kashmir,” he was quoted as saying by the CM House.