Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day today
ISLAMABAD: The nation will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday with a pledge to seek a resolution of Kashmir dispute according to UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The day will dawn with special prayers for the martyrs of Kashmir, victory of the freedom struggle and expression of solidarity with the Kashmiri people, followed by mass rallies, symposia, walks for peace, conventions and meeting in order to draw world attention towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people.
Nation-wide one-minute silence will be observed at 10.00 a.m. to honour Kashmiri martyrs.
Human Chains at Kohala and Mangla Bridges and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir will be formed. Among others, senators, members of the national and provincial assemblies, politicians, senior officials and notables will attend these events.
In Islamabad, members of the Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly will visit the office of the United Nations to present a memorandum calling on India to grant Kashmiris the right to self-determination.
In Muzaffarabad, the main event of the day will be the joint session of AJK Legislative Assembly and Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council.
Later, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan will lead a public rally which will be taken out from Chatter area in the afternoon.
Public rallies, walks, seminars meeting in order to draw world attention towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people will be held.
Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad has arranged daylong programs featuring different dimensions of the Kashmir freedom struggle.