Lahore/Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan on Wednesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day across the country to renew the pledge of continuing support to the people of occupied Kashmir fighting for their right to self determination.
This time the day is being observed after India revoked the special status of Occupied Kashmir in August last year in total breach of all international laws, imposing an indefinite curfew and cutting off all communications links.
Rallies, human chains and protests were held across Pakistan in solidarity with the Kashmiris. Rallies were taken out in different parts of the country to denounce Indian atrocities as Pakistanis raised their voices to highlight the plight of the people of occupied Kashmir.
One minute silence was observed to pay homage to the martyrs of the liberation struggle of Occupied Kashmir.
Newspapers, public sector and private television channels took out special editions and air programmes to highlight the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiris, sufferings of people in the under siege valley and remind the world community of its obligations towards the resolution of the decades old outstanding dispute.