The nation has observed Kashmir Hour from 12:00 to 12:30 pm as per Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative to show Solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Kashmir Hour was observed to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir valley and imposing a lockdown which entered its 26th consecutive day on Friday.
As per details, the main event of the Kashmir Hour organized on Islamabad’s Constitution Avenue where the PM Khan arrived accompanied by members of parliament.
Federal ministers and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders will also gather at D-Chowk and Prime Minister addressed students at the lawn of Parliament House.
Sirens boomed at noon and traffic signals was turned red on all roadways of the federal capital. The National Anthem sung along with the anthem of Kashmir.
Government employees had left their offices at noon to participate in Kashmir Hour on the streets.
On the directives of the PM Imran Khan, Protests have been organized at designated locations in all districts of the country and elected representatives will lead the demonstrations in their respective constituencies.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan called on all Pakistanis to participate in ‘Kashmir Hour’ to express solidarity with Kashmiris and condemn India’s “fascist oppression” in the disputed territory.
PM further said New Delhi’s attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir was a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Premier added that the nearly month-long curfew in the occupied valley and the use of force against Kashmiri civilians were “all part of the ethnic cleansing agenda of the Modi government and its illegal annexation of IOK”.