By Rafiullah Mandokhail,
ZHOB: Like elsewhere in parts of the country, ‘Kashmir Hour’ also observed here in Zhob. Hundreds of people came out in the city to express solidarity with the oppressed people of India-occupied Kashmir. Deputy Commissioner Taha Saleem led a rally taken out from his office ‘The Castle’ that culminated at Kaliwal Shaheed chowk after marching on various city roads. A large number of officials, teachers, civil society members and students of different public sector schools participated in the rally and chanted full-throat slogans in the favour of Kashmiris. The participants were carrying national and Kashmir flags. Addressing on the occasion Deputy Commissioner Taha Saleem, Assistant Commissioner Athar Abbas, Tehsildar Ahad Sherani, Tehsildar Mehtab Shah Ustrana, DSP Ghafoor Khan Mandokhail, Naib Tehsildar Sadiq Hariphal and Amanullah Babar said that participation of millions of people in rallies across the country is a strong message to Kashmiris that we all stand resolutely with them.
“Pakistan wants resolution of festering Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council’s resolutions. The entire nation stands with the people of Kashmir till the last breath”. They said.
Meanwhile, the civil society members in a large number also took out a rally led by Abdul Sattar Kakar and the participants gathered at Shams-ud-Din Shaheed chowk. They were carrying banner inscribed with slogan in the favour of Kashmiris. Addressing the rally Abdul Sattar Kakar, Fazal Amin Mandokhail, Syed Afzal Shah, Raz Muhammad Sherani, Farooq Khilji, Nadir Baloch, Gul Zaman Nasar and Razzaq Sherani and expressed concern over the Indian aggression and brutalities faced by the people of occupied Kashmir.
On Friday the entire Pakistani nation came out to stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir. The Indian government instituted a security lockdown and communications blackout to avoid violence in Indian occupied Kashmir.