Kashmir solidarity day being observed today


Islamabad: In order to express solidarity with the Kashmiris people, Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed across the world today (Monday) to pay homage to uncountable sacrifices and struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination under UN resolutions.
The day is being observed to give to the world a loud and clear message that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in unison. A public holiday has been announced in Pakistan, including Azad Kashmir.
A one-minute silence will be observed at 10:00 a.m. to honour the Kashmiri martyrs.
Human Chains at Kohala Bridge, Mangla Bridge and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir will be formed. Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars will be held in the length and breadth of the country and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards the plight of Kashmiris.
Special cultural programs and festivals will also be held to promote Kashmiri culture and tradition while photographic exhibitions will be arranged depicting the atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces against the Kashmiris. At Eiffel Tower in Paris, Pakistani and Sikh communities will hold demonstration tomorrow to draw the world attention towards the plight of Kashmiris.
Former AJK Prime Minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry will be chief guest on the occasion. Radio Pakistan will air special programmes tomorrow to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.


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