Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed countrywide on Friday (Feb 5) to express support to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under the UN resolutions.
Every year Pakistani nation marks this day to condemn the decades-old oppression perpetrated by India against Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a public gathering at Kotli in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. While one minute silence will be observed at 10:00 am across the country.
Solidarity walks is being arranged in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and four provincial headquarters. Human chains will be formed at Kohala and other important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has appealed to the masses to actively participate in these rallies and gatherings.
“These rallies will give a clear message to the Indian government that Kashmir belongs to Pakistan and will always remain so,” he said.
Political parties besides several social, academic and non-governmental organizations are also finalizing their arrangements to hold Kashmir rallies and gatherings in Lahore.
Meanwhile, protest rallies will be organized in all districts of three divisions of Gilgit-Baltistan to condemn state terrorism and brutalities of the Modi government against Kashmiri people.
In Gilgit, main protest rally will start from Benazir Chowk which, after passing through the main bazar, will convert into a public gathering at Attihad Chowck in the city.