Altaf Hamid Rao,
MIRPUR (AJK): In Mirpur major special ceremony to celebrate the 71st founding anniversary of Azad government of the state of Jammu & Kashmir was Wednesday hosted at the lush green lawn of the AJK Supreme Court Bulding under the auspices of the apex court of Azad Jammu Kashmir.
The ceremony was marked with hoisting of the national flag Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Azad Jammu Kashmir Justice Ch. Muhammad Ibrahim Zia hoisted the national flag of AJK to mark the 71st anniversary of Azad govt. of the state of Jammu & Kashmir which came into existence this day of October 24, 1947, our AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao Reports from Mirpur that senior Judge of the Supreme Court of AJK Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan, Judge AJK High Court Justice Khalid Yousaf Chaudhry, retired judges of the superior judiciary of AJK Justice (Retd) Muhammad Taj, Justice (Retd) Jehandad Khan, Justice (Retd) Ch. Muhammad Munir, Mirpur Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb Chaudhry, DIG Police Mirpur Div. Muhammad Yaseen Qureshi, President Supreme Court Bar Association Raja Inam Ullah Khan, President District Bar Association Ch. Abdul Aziz Pothi other officers of the superior and subordinate judiciary and the district administration, members of the legal fraternity and representatives of diverse segments of the civil society attended the simple but impressive ceremony. The AJK government founding anniversary cake was cut besides the distribution to sweet meats on this occasion besides exchanging of felicitations to each other.
A full dressed contingent of AJK police presented salute to the AJK flag.
Another major ceremony in this district was held at the lawns of Municipal Corporation Mirpur where Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb hoisted the national flags of Pakistan and AJK. A most impressive band presented the national anthems of Pakistan and AJK through the beautiful lyrics.
The ceremony was attended among others by the City Municipal Corporation Administrator Mirza Tahir Mahmood, DC Sardar Adnan Khursheed, SSP Syed Riaz Bukhari, President Mirpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry Sohail Shujah Mujahid, President Markazi Anjuman e Tajran (Ittehad Group) Ch. Mahmood Ahmed besides social and political workers, and government employees besides people from all other sections of the society.
While airing their views through the media on this occasion dignitaries including Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb Chaudhry, Deputy Commissioner Sardar Adnan Khursheed, President Mirpur AJKCCI Sohail Shujah Mujahid and others recalled that the Kashmiris were continuing their indigenous and historic struggle for freedom in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir for the liberation of the homeland from the long Indian subjugation.
Speakers urged upon the free world to help the people of the Indian-held part of the state seeking liberation from the Indian clutches and afford them opportunity to decide their future in line with the U.N resolutions on Kashmir. They also highlighted the chapters of the history which make the state of Jammu & Kashmir an integral part of Pakistan through historical, geographical, religious territorial and all other natural links. They called upon United Nations to fulfill its due obligations and global promise without any further delay paving a way for the early solution of the long standing dispute of Kashmir in an amicable way through the result oriented composite dialogue between India and Pakistan.
Commenting over the importance of the day, they said that this year the Kashmiris have attached high hopes with the meaningful dialogue by both Pakistan and India for ultimate reaching to the early peaceful settlement of all outstanding differences including the core issue of Kashmir through the composite dialogue according to the aspirations of the Kashmiris.
Through various other similar ceremonies held in different parts of Mirpur division including Kotli and Bhimbher districts speakers apprised the world that the people of Jammu & Kashmir at either side of the Line of control and rest of the world will continue their ongoing struggle for freedom till such time that the atrocities being committed on the innocent Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces are brought to a permanent end. They reiterated that the true spirit of the establishment of Azad Jammu Kashmir will be achieved with a pledge to make the area prosperous but also get their brethren in occupied Jammu Kashmir freedom from the Indian tyrannical rule .
Earlier the day dawned with special prayers for the early liberation of Indian held Jammu Kashmir, speedy progress and prosperity if Azad Jammu Kashmir and for the stability, progress and prosperity of Pakistan, the ultimate destination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who had linked their destiny with it, the day they initiated their voice against the Indian-backed dogra regime several decades ago.