PESHAWAR: The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA is all set to observe the Kashmir Solidarity Day with traditional zeal and fervor on Thursday and would reiterate their full support to Kashmiris in their just and legitimate struggle for their right of self determination.
The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA would renew their pledge and support to people of Kashmir to continue moral, political and diplomatic support to them for their legitimate right to self-determination and liberation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir from Indian yoke.
The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques for progress and prosperity of Pakistan, eternal peace of martyrs of Kashmir’s struggle and liberation of Muslim occupied territories including Indian held Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine.
The civil society, political, culture and educational organizations have planned special programmes, seminars, talks shows, walks, symposium and declamation contests in connection with this momentous day.
The day is observed every year in continuation of the first call given by former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1975.
The political parties, civil society organizations and Kashmirs would take out rallies and walks in connection with day in all the major cities and towns of KP and Fata.
Muhammad Usman Khan advocate, Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Swabi district in a statement here said that all the workers and supporters of the party would gather in large number at district office of Jamaat e Islami Swabi from where a big peaceful procession would be taken out on Thursday to express solidarity and support to Kashmiries.
He said Kashmir issue is the unfinished part of the partition of South Asian subcontinent and was posing a threat to peace and stability of the region.
He said the people of Kashmir have never accepted India’s illegal occupation and the day was not far away when Kashmiris will succeed in their legitimate struggle.
He said Kashmiris struggle had forced India to approach the United Nations Security Council on January 1,1948 seeking its help to settle the issue, adding the UN Security Council had passed several successive resolutions including asking for a free and impartial plebiscite to be conducted by the UN but New Delhi backtracked on its promises and Kashmiris are still struggling for their right to self-determination.
He said the day was aimed seeking a peaceful solution of this longstanding issue and to pass on a pragmatic message to the international community and UN through peaceful means to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.
“We would continue to raise voice for the Kashmiri people till the resolution of the issue in accordance with UN resolutions,” he remarked.
The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Teachers Association, Jamiat Talba e Islam, Kashmiris and students organizations have planned walks and rallies in connection with the day in Peshawar.
Also, the tribal people would observe Kashmir solidarity day with traditional enthusiasm, demanding right of self-determination for people of occupied Kashmir.
Seminars, walks, rallies and functions would be held at the agencies headquarters of Fata where speakers would highlight importance of the Day.
The TV channels, radio stations and newspapers would broadcast special programmes and publish supplements in connection with day.