Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday led a joint rally in Karachi to observe Kashmir Day and condemn Indian atrocities in Kashmir.
Governor and CM led The rally that held from Kashmir Road to the mausoleum of the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and attended by large number of people.
Addressing the rally, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that every segment of the society participated in the march and vowed to continue their efforts until Kashmir becomes part of Pakistan.
“We will continue to reiterate the demand of Kashmiri people for a plebiscite in the valley,” he said
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that February 5 is an important day to remembered the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir, which has been turned into one of the biggest jails across the globe.
He said the premier declared himself as the ambassador of the people of Kashmir and raised the issue at international platform effectively.
“Injustices in Kashmir has reached a peak and today the entire nation is reiterating the pledge that Kashmir will become part of the country,” he said.
Governor and CM expressed the unity to address Kashmir cause on every forum.
Earlier Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the people of Kashmir not alone in their struggle, against Indian armed forces.
The army chief said millions of Kashmiris have been imprisoned and India has suppressed the rights of innocent civilians.
He said Kashmir strives to gain its independence in light of the UN resolution and lauded the sacrifices of the armed forces, responsible for keeping Kashmir alive.
PM message on Kashmir
PM Imran stated that by revoking the special status of the occupied region and deploying over 900,000 troops, India has turned eight million Kashmiris into prisoners in their own homeland.
He further demanded the immediate lifting of the curfew and to release the tens of thousands of innocent people who have been abducted and detained at undisclosed locations.
President’s Message on Kashmir
President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s continued political, moral and diplomatic support for the people of occupied Kashmir.
President Alvi said India’s illegal annexation of the occupied region directly contravened the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. He further stated that India continued to victimise the innocent Muslims by denying them their right to self-determination.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also demanded that the international community do more in order to support the oppressed people of Kashmir.
He urged India to allow the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission access to the region, in order to ascertain the reports of the gross human rights violation, despite India’s biased reporting.
“Each additional second on the lockdown clock a burden on the world’s collective conscience,” the foreign minister said.
Social media on Kashmir
On the other hand social media users show solidarity and a number of Twitter hashtags popped up in unanimity with the people of the valley.