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July 19 now to be observed as ‘Accession To Pakistan Day’

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ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has announced on Saturday to observe ‘Accession To Pakistan Day’ on July 19 against Indian atrocities in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) after ARY News highlighted the issue.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s House, July 19 would now be an ‘Accession To Pakistan Day’ instead of a ‘Black Day’ in support of the Kashmir’s decades-old freedom fight as decided by the federal cabinet meeting on Friday.

Giving a new date for observing ‘Black Day’, the statement said, it would now be observed on July 20 across the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called a special cabinet meeting on Friday at Governor House in Lahore to evaluate deteriorating situation in IHK.


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Speaking to the participants of the cabinet meeting, the premier said Indian forces have not and would not be able to hold back decades-old freedom fight of the Kashmiri people.

The meeting reiterated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) commitment to raise the burning issue of Kashmir on the international front.

The government and the people of Pakistan are with the Kashmiri people till their liberation from the Indian-rule, said Sharif.

Meanwhile, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has written a letter to international organisations and leaders, asking them to take notice of the unrest in divided Kashmir.

So far, clashes between Indian security personnel and stone-pelting demonstrators have taken lives of at least 38 innocent Kashmiris during eight days of unrest in the troubled valley.

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