Pakistan marking Kashmir Solidarity Day

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 while President Arif Alvi will address a session of the AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi said that Pakistan will continue to extend its support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.

He expressed these views, while addressing a ceremony in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad today (Thursday).

Furthermore, he urged the United Nations and international community to play its due role in resolving the longstanding dispute.

The President said there are numerous UN resolutions demanding plebiscite in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Moreover, Dr Arif Alvi said that 900,000 Indian troops have put over eight million people under siege in the occupied territory.

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.

Sindh 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.

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