Pakistan is observing Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday to express wholehearted support for Kashmiri people striving for their right to self-determination under United Nations resolutions.
Ceremonies, rallies, meetings and processions are being held all over the country and in various parts of the world.
In his message, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the entire nation of Pakistan has united to express unwavering solidarity and support with its Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
“On behalf of the entire Pakistani nation, I want to assure our Kashmiri brothers and sisters that we stand shoulder to shoulder with them. We will continue to lend moral, diplomatic and political support to their just cause until they attain freedom from Indian oppression,” he said.
The premier said that India is mistaken if it believes it can crush the iron will of the Kashmiri people. “No amount of state terrorism, unleashed by Indian Occupation Forces, can break the will of the Kashmiris or undermine their legitimate struggle,” the premier said.
On the other hand, President Dr Arif Alvi, in a message, said that Pakistan has consistently maintained that a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute is possible only in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
“Pakistan also urges the international community and organizations to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its gross and widespread human rights violations in IIOJK,” the president said.
The spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry paid tribute to the Kashmiri struggle on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), services chiefs, and forces. In a tweet, he said that no amount of atrocities could suppress the Kashmiri spirit for freedom.