Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed on Friday to express whole hearted support of Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under the UN resolutions.
The day was marked to expose worst ever oppression being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces against Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
One minute silence was observed at 10.00 am to pay homage to the martyrs of the liberation struggle of occupied Kashmir.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a public gathering at Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
President Dr. Arif Alvi also addressed the session of AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad.
Solidarity walks were also arranged in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and in four provincial headquarters.
Human chains were formed at Kohala and other important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
Radio Pakistan and FM Channels broadcast special programmes to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In Punjab, Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in a befitting manner, like other parts of the country, to show full support to Kashmiri people in their struggle for right to self-determination.
Kashmir solidarity day was also observed in Sindh likes elsewhere in the country today to express Pakistani nation’s support to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to determination under UN resolutions.
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan assured full support of the provincial government to the Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for freedom.
Addressing a walk regarding Kashmir solidarity day, he urged the international community to take notice and raise its voice against Indian brutalities on innocent civilians in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In Gilgit-Baltistan, the main protest rally was started from Benazir Chowk which passing through Raja bazar converted into a public gathering in Etihad Chowk in the city.
Addressing the ceremony, Senior Minister Ubaidullah Baig condemning the Modi Government said that Kashmir has been converted into a big prison where continued genocide of Kashmiries has been going on since long.
To express solidarity and reaffirm Pakistan’s unconditional support to the Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination, various events were organized in Colombo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Pakistani community, friends of Kashmir, local journalists, diplomats and foreign dignitaries attended these ceremonies.
Speakers, on the occasion, stressed upon the peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue through meaningful dialogue and highlighted the significance of interfaith harmony as well as peaceful co-existence of all.
Pakistan’s Acting High Commissioner in Colombo reiterated the resolve of the government and the people of Pakistan that they will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their hour of need. He said, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu Kashmir has been under sheer brutal violence of Indian troops for more than seven decades and it is high time the world, especially the United Nations must take notice of these human rights violations.