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PIA observes Kashmir solidarity day in Air


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

05th Feb, 2020. 11:55 pm
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Pakistan is observing Kashmir solidarity day today and the Pakistan International Airline expressed their support for people of Kashmir in Air.

The Kashmir Solidarity Day was marked not only in Pakistan but around the world and the national flag carrier also displayed its unwavering support for the freedom struggle of oppressed Kashmiris thousands of feet above the ground on Wednesday.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) released a video message on Twitter for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) who have been held hostage for six months and facing Indian atrocities.

“As we mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, PIA stands with our oppressed Kashmiri brothers,” a member of the cabin crew can be seen saying after the safety announcement on one of their flights.

Passengers were also handed out Kashmiri flags by cabin crew members in a symbolic gesture.

The entire nation came together to show their support for the people of Kashmir.

Kashmir Conflict

Kashmir lies in the northernmost part of the Indian sub-continent, bordered by the Himalayas. At the time of the partition of India, the region was a princely state under the British Raj.

The state was divided into three, now controlled by India (Jammu and Kashmir), Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan), and China (Aksai Chin).

The split of Kashmir between India and Pakistan has led to enmity and bloodshed with three wars between India and Pakistan over the region – in 1947, 1965 and 1999.

On Kashmir Day, all government, semi-government and private offices across Pakistan will remain closed. The State Bank of Pakistan will also remain closed.

The day is marked by political rallies, marches, and speeches about Kashmir. A human chain is formed on the major route from Pakistan to the Kashmir.

A one-minute silence is observed at 10 am local time in honor of the dead. BOL News and all other media outlets will broadcast a special marathon transmission focusing on different aspects of the Kashmir dispute.

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