Kashmir Solidarity Day observed all across Pakistan

Kashmir Solidarity Day showed Pakistan’s unity with Kashmir

On Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistanis show unity with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their struggle for freedom from India’s reign of terror.

As a national holiday, the day began with special prayers in the mosques for the liberation of Kashmir. A minute’s silence was observed across the country at 10:00am.

The chain of human hands were formed at Kohala, Mangla, Holar and Azad Pattan points, linking Pakistan and AJK.

Members of the federal and provincial governments joined citizens at the various rallies, public meetings, and seminars being held to express support for the people of occupied Kashmir and their right to self-determination under the UN resolutions.

Ready to ‘go the extra mile’ for peace: PM on Kashmir Solidarity Day

In a message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan had always supported the Kashmiris in their struggle for the right to self-determination but the “onus of creating an enabling environment lies with India”.

He said that despite seven decades of Indian oppression of the occupied region, its residents had continued their struggle.

The premier once again said that Pakistan would “take two steps forward for peace” but only “if India demonstrates sincerity in seeking a just solution to the Kashmir issue”.

“But let no one mistake our desire for stability & peace as a sign of weakness,” he warned. “Rather, it is because of our strength and confidence as a nation that we are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure a just peace that fulfills the legitimate aspirations of the Kashmiri people.”

Kashmir can choose independence if they opt for Pakistan in plebiscite, Imran says

PM Imran adressing a public gathering on Kashmir Solidarity Day in the Kotli district of Azad Kashmir says would give Kashmir right to independence if Kashmiris choose it, after UN-mandated plebiscite and if they vote to join Pakistan in that referendum.

“If India abides by UN resolution then I will also give the rights to Kashmiris here (PoK) to decide their own fate whether if they want to be with Pakistan or become an independent state,” the premier said.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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