February 5th – Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistani nation across the country is observing Kashmir Day today to pay tribute and show solidarity with Kashmiris in in the struggle for their inalienable.
Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed every year in Pakistan to give a loud and clear message to the world that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in unison where one-minute silence is observed in starting of the day to pay homage to the martyrs of Occupied Kashmir.
The fifth of February was first time declared Kashmir Solidarity Day in the 1990s on the call given by former Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Qazi Hussain Ahmad.
Millions of people across the world are expressing their support to the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom right to self-determination under the United Nations (UN) resolution.
In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, President Mamnoon and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have said that the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute.
President Mamnoon Hussain in his message said Pakistan reiterates its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Occupied Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination right in accordance with UN resolutions.
In his homage message to Kashmiris, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the resolution of Kashmir dispute is essential for regional peace and development.
Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said: “Today is the day for solidarity with Kashmir, but for Pakistan and Pakistanis every day is the day for Kashmir solidarity.”
“Here, in UN we raise this [Kashmir] issue again and again, and ask for implementation of UN resolutions,” she remarked.
“We are observing this day to pay tribute to the Kashmiris who have struggled since last 70 years. Their sacrifices will never go to waste. Pakistanis are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their Kashmiris brothers,” she added.
In a message on the day, Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair remarked that the hearts of the people of Pakistan and Kashmir beat together due to their unanimity in terms of religion, beliefs, culture and traditions.
In his message issued on eve of Kashmir Dar, Sindh governor said that right to self-determination of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir needed to be urgently accepted so as to help restore peace in the region.
“Kashmir was rightly cited as the jugular vein of Pakistan by Quaid-e-Azam all the way back 1946 due to its geographical, economic, political and defence related positioning,” said the Sindh governor.