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Pakistani nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day today

Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th Feb was observed today to express unflinching 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 also marked to expose worst ever oppression being perpetrated by Indian occupational forces against Kashmiris in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 

Solidarity walks were organized in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and in four provincial capitals.

Human chains were formed at Kohala and other important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, in their messages on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, have urged the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its gross and widespread human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

President, in his message, also called upon India to allow unfettered access to the UN and OIC observers, international media and human rights organizations to IIOJK.

He said we pay rich tribute to the selfless sacrifices made by our Kashmiri brothers and sisters during their decades-old resistance to the Indian occupation.

In his message, the Prime Minister also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue raising its voice at all international platforms to highlight India’s barbaric actions in IIOJK.

Shehbaz Sharif urged India to honour its commitments made to Pakistan, the UN and, above all, to the Kashmiri people.

The Prime Minister said we will continue to lend moral, diplomatic and political support to their just cause, until they attain freedom from Indian oppression.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says today the whole of Pakistan comes together to express its unflinching solidarity and support to Kashmiri brothers and sisters.   

In a tweet today, he said Kashmiris remain undeterred by the oppressive Indian occupation apparatus in the struggle for UN-sanctioned right to self-determination.

He said people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are waging a relentless struggle of epic proportion to realize their dream of freedom from the Indian yoke.

The Prime Minister said through their sacrifices, they have kept the torch of freedom burning. It is my faith that their dreams will soon see the light of day.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and Armed Forces of Pakistan pay tribute to the indigenous freedom struggle of brave Kashmiris for their right to self-determination as per UN resolutions and aspirations of people of Kashmir.

In a tweet today, DG ISPR Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry said no amount of human rights violations and atrocities can suppress the spirit of Kashmiris for freedom.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called upon India to end its gross human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reverse its unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August 2019 including demographic changes.

In his message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Foreign Minister said India must repeal draconian laws, allow UN-mandated investigations into cases of extrajudicial killings and implement relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Jammu and Kashmir dispute will remain a key pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Pakistan is committed to its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the just struggle of our Kashmiri brethren for their right of self-determination.

In a tweet today, he said right of self-determination for Kashmiris is enshrined in the UN Charter and UN resolutions. 

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira has urged the international community to play its role in resolving Kashmir issue. 

Addressing a rally in Islamabad today, he said purpose of celebrating Kashmir Solidarity Day is to shake the conscience of international community.    

Reiterating government’s resolve to support Kashmiris, Qamar Zaman Kaira said all walks of life in Pakistan support just demand of Kashmiris for right to self-determination. 

He said India is using different tactics to suppress freedom struggle of Kashmiris but it will not succeed in its agenda. 

Speaking on the occasion, senior leader All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter Ghulam Muhammad Safi thanked Pakistan and its people for supporting Kashmiris in their struggle of freedom.

Earlier, a rally was held from Foreign Office to Parliament House in Islamabad to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren on Kashmir Solidarity Day.

The rally was led by Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed and Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch.

A large number of students, Kashmiris and people from all walks of life participated in the rally. They were carrying banners inscribed with slogans against illegal occupation of Kashmir by India and in support of Kashmiris. The participants were chanting slogans in favour of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination and against India’s oppressive occupation.

Speaking on the Foreign Secretary Asad Majeed said Pakistan was always with the Kashmiris and will remain so. He said India could not suppress Kashmiris spirit of freedom despite all its brutalities.

A rally will be taken out in London on Sunday from the Indian High Commission to the British Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing street to express solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.                              

The rally being organized by the Kashmir Peace Forum International would be attended by the members of the Kashmiri and Pakistani diaspora in the United Kingdom.  

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry will lead the rally.    

He appealed to Kashmiris living in Europe, America, and the world over to show solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.                           

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