Altaf Hamid Rao;
MIRPUR (AJK): Amidst full-throat zindabad slogans for Pakistan and valiant armed forces of the country, hundreds of people belonging to all segments of the civil society here Wednesday staged ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ rally to reiterate full solidarity and integrity with the armed forces of Pakistan with the renewal of the pledge to give sacrifices of their lives and properties for the defense of the sovereignty and security of inch-after-inch of the motherland – shoulder to shoulder the brave armed forces of the country as and whenever required.
Despite the scorching heat and sharp sun-shine, the rally started from Quaid-e-Azam chowk in the city under the auspices of renowned trade union leader, local business community elder President Markazi Anjuman e Tajran (Ittehad group) Chaudhry Mahmood besides other elders of the civil society including Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Secretary General of the Organization, former Advisor to AJK Prime Minister Ch. Haq Nawaz, Ch. Muhammad Ramzan, Faisal Mahmood Awan and others.
The jubilant participants of the rally passed through Mian Muhammad Road and Allama Iqbal Road and converged into a public meeting at central shaheed chowk.
The participants of the rally were holding national flags of Pakistan and banners bearing slogans of full solidarity with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan and all other patriotic forces of the motherland.
.A large number of the jubilant people from almost all segments of the civil society including members of the business fraternity, political and human rights activists, journalists, transporters, doctors, lawyers and other city elite participated in the rally with full throat zindabad slogans for Pakistan, Armed forces of the country and early success of Kashmir freedom movement by passing through its traditional route to the central shaheed chowk.
Addressing the rally, speakers including President Markazi Anjuman Tajran (Ittehad group) Ch. Mahmood Ahmed, Secretary General of his organization Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, former President District Bar Association Mirpur Reaz Alam Chaudhry Advocate, visiting Pashtuns from KPK includeing Aziz Ullah Jan and Israr Ullah hailing, Moulana Muhammad Sajaad and others emphasized that it was high time for the entire nation to rally round a flag to frustrate the internal and external threats to the ideological and geographical frontiers of the beloved motherland – Pakistan.
Speakers said that today’s mass public rally is the reiteration of the full solidarity with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan including Army, Air Force and Navy besides the renewal of the pledge that the people of Azad Jammu Kashmir stands united to frustrate every threat to the ideological and geographical boundaries of the country shoulder to shoulder the brave armed forces of Pakistan.
Addressing the mammoth congregation at Shaheed Chowk, the chief host traders (ittehad group) President Ch. Mahmood said that mammoth participation of the people from all walks of life to express heartiest and love affection with the armed forces of Pakistan is the ample proof of the fact that hearts of the people of Azad Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan and the valiant armed forces of Pakistan beats in unison and the kashmiris are fully prepared to make defense of Pakistan standing shoulder to shoulder the brave armed forces of the country as and when required, he added.
Mahmood said Pakistan is a great country which was secured through lot of supreme sacrifices of the lives under the dynamic leadership of father of the nation – Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He continued that Pakistan Army attains the high distinction as Number one army of the world. He said that the supreme sacrifices of the valiant armed forces of Pakistan would not be allowed to go in vein. Mahmood underlined that the brave Pakistan army vanished the terrorists and the menace of terrorism from nook and corner of the country including from FATA and Baluchistan.
Pakistan, he said, was came into existence in the name of Islam. He warned that neither any individual, nor any tribe could be allowed to launch propaganda against our motherland. “We salute the supreme sacrifices of our valiant armed forces including Pakistan army for fully ensuring the defense of the ideological and geographical frontiers of the country in letter and spirit”, Mahmood said.
Lambasting one Manzoor Pashteen, the Kashmiri traders supremo said that this rebel is barking against Pakistan and the armed forces of the country at the behest of his masters including Indian, Israeli and Afghan secret agencies. He asked Pashteen where he was when Taliban were giving arms into the hands of the students by snatching books from them by getting Pashtuns out of their houses.
Mahmood emphasized the need of forging complete unity in our ranks to frustrate every internal or external threat hatched by the enemy. He said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir always gave sacrifices for the security, stability and sovereignty of Pakistan and will establish the same spirit as and when needed.
Speakers asked Manzoor Pashteen that delivering speech at the stage is an easy job. But giving the supreme sacrifice of life is very tough job – which could be performed only by our valiant Pak Army, they added.
Speakers pointed out that the terrorists killed most of Pashtuns during their cowardly acts of terrorism in FATA and other adjoining areas. They continued that valiant armed forces of Pakistan eliminated the terrorists and terrorism from their roots. “When the terrorists have been eliminated by the Pak Army from their roots, the alleged foreign-paid rebel Manzoor Pasheen has started seeing army behind he terrorism”, they observed.
Speakers emphatically said India and Afghanistan are the major cause of terrorism in Pakistan. They added that when the terrorism was vanished from the soil of Pakistan, Manzoor Pashteen was launched in Pakistan being new “weapon” of terrorism in the country.
Reiterating full solidarity with the brave armed forces of the country speakers said that the people are fully at the back of their valiant armed forces for ensuring the fool proof defense and security of the ideological and geographical frontiers of the country all the time.
They said that the valiant armed forces of Pakistan were the only solid rock for the defense of Pakistan which is always atop and dearer to child after child of the state of Jammu & Kashmir living at both sides of the line of control.
Speakers said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir were always prepared to give sacrifice for the defense of Pakistan in case of any foreign aggression to the frontiers of the country, by fighting shoulder to shoulder the brave armed forces of the country.
Speakers concluded that Kashmiris people will not ever hesitate from giving any sacrifice for the sake of the security and solidarity of Pakistan.