Kashmir Day: PPP gathers in Lahore, PML-N to rally in Muzaffarabad

11:13 AM | 5 Feb, 2018
Kashmir Day: PPP gathers in Lahore, PML-N to rally in Muzaffarabad
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LAHORE - The Pakistan People’s Party is to hold a public gathering at the historic Mochi gate ground of Lahore today (Monday) to express solidarity with Kashmiris who are struggling for the right to self determination.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and the PPP’s provincial leadership will address the gathering. The party leaders have directed workers to reach venue ground at afternoon.

Meanwhile, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will take out a rally in Muzaffarabad against Indian atrocities in the occupied valley of Jammu and Kashmir. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider will speak on the occasion.

Over 16,000 chairs have been set up by the organisers at the University College ground Muzaffarabad. The venue ground and nearby areas have been decorated with the welcoming banners for the PML-N leaders.

Millions of Pakistanis across the globe mark the day - February 5 - to express their support to the Kashmiris in the struggle for freedom from Indian occupation.

In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have said that the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute.

'Every day is Kashmir Solidarity Day for Pakistanis'

In a special message on the day, Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said: “Today is the day for solidarity with Kashmir, but for Pakistan and Pakistanis every day is the day for Kashmir solidarity.”

“Here, in UN we raise this [Kashmir] issue again and again, and ask for implementation of UN resolutions,” she remarked.

“We are observing this day to pay tribute to the Kashmiris who have struggled since last 70 years. Their sacrifices will never go to waste. Pakistanis are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their Kashmiris brothers,” she added.