ISLAMABAD/ MUZAFFARABAD: The nation would observe Kashmir Solidarity day with zeal and zest today (Saturday) while the government has announced public holiday in this connection.
All preparations are afoot across the country and AJK to observe “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on February 5 to reiterate full solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir in their just and principled struggle for freedom from unlawful Indian subjugation and to reach to the ultimate destination of achieving right to self determination.
The entire nation and the people of Jammu and Kashmir living on both sides of the line of control besides rest of the world will join hands on February 5, to voice for the right of self determination for their brothers of Jammu & Kashmir and to support their just struggle for freedom and against atrocities being committed by the Indian occupational forces. AJK Govt as well as social, political and Human Rights organizations are hectically engaged to chalk out elaborate programmes to re-pledge their solidarity with the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
It would be official holiday in the country and AJK besides an explicit call to the United Nations and peace-loving nations to arrange an early impartial plebiscite in Kashmir for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
The day will dawn with special prayers in the mosques after Namaz-e-Fajr, offering “Fateha” for the martyrs of Kashmir and for the early success of Kashmir liberation movement.
One-minute silence will be observed across the country and in AJK to pay homage to Kashmiri martyrs.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani would address to joint meeting of Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Kashmir Council.
The newspapers would publish special editions and Television would broadcast special programs in this regard.