Pakistan to observe Youm-e-Istehsal on August 5th to express solidarity with IOJ&K

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The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has announced that the Youm-e-Istehsal will be observed on 5th of August to express full solidarity with the Kashmiri people of Illegally Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated this while while addressing a media briefing along with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yusuf in Islamabad on Friday. He said one minute silence will be observed across the country to give message of peace on this day, followed by a solidarity march in Federal capital as well as provincial capitals.

Giving details of the planned events in connection with 5th August, the Minister said a memorandum will be presented to the UN Observer Mission. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Azad Kashmir Assembly on 5th August to give Kashmiris the message of solidarity and let them know they are not alone in their just right of achieving freedom from illegal occupation of India.

FM Qureshi said Kashmir Highway in Islamabad is being named as Srinagar Highway. He said the day is not away when we will offer prayer in the mosque of Srinagar with our Kashmiri brethren.

“We have decided to enhance diplomatic outreach to significantly highlight the Indian oppressions in IIO&K. Global leaders will be contacted and letters will be written to many of them in this regard,” he said.

The Foreign Minister directed the Pakistani diplomats to play proactive role in highlighting Kashmir issue. He said on 5th August, only the ceremony is not enough, local media engagements in their respective countries are needed and through a newly introduced APP their activities will be noticed. He said keeping in view the SOPs of COVID-19, Solidarity walks, photo exhibitions and seminars will be arranged across the country to raise voices against Indian outrage in IIOJ&K.

Qureshi also urged the nation, Muslim Ummah and Pakistani diaspora to express solidarity with Kashmiris on this day which opened a new era of oppression in IIOJ&K. He said that Kashmir dispute stands internationalized today and credit for goes to the Prime Minister. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan effectively presented the case of Kashmiris before the 74th session of UN General Assembly.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi thanked the Muslim countries including Saudi Arab, Turkey and Azerbaijan for supporting Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir. He said after successfully highlighting the Kashmir issue, international media remained critical on Indian aggressive policies and now shining India has become burning India.

Shibli Faraz urged the whole nation to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren in this critical juncture. He urged local as well as international media to play a proactive role in this regard.

The Information Minister appealed the masses to observe Yaum-e-Istehsal on August 5 in a befitting manner so that India could realize that its illegal action in the IOJ&K could not be tolerated anymore. He said that Pakistan has redesigned its concept of solidarity with the Kashmiris under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“Present government is committed to make all-out efforts for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and the day was not far off when the Kashmirs would get rid of the Indian subjugation,” he added.

Moeed Yusuf said unilateral actions of 5th August have validated that India has violated the Shimla agreement and international laws.

India has illegally occupied the Kashmir territory and intends to change the demography of the territory to convert Muslim majority into minority.

Hindustan is not only exploiting the human rights in IIOJ&K but also violating the international law.

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