Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today to express whole hearted support of Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under UN resolutions.
The day being observed after India revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir in August last year in total breach of all international laws, and since then the entire population of the held territory has been under lockdown.
On the occasion, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will address the special session of AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri brethren.
Human chains will be formed at Kohala, Mangla, Holar and Azad Pattan points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
In the federal capital, people belonging to different strata of society will form a human chain at D-Chowk to express solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brethren.
A memorandum would be presented to the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan today to show solidarity with Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan would be the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Parliamentarians, female anchorpersons, and women and children from all walks of life would assemble outside Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad from where they would walk in the form of a human chain towards Serena Hotel to present the Memorandum to the UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan.
Like rest of the country, Kashmir Solidarity Day will also be observed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir with renewed pledge to seek a solution of longstanding Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has issued special directives to properly expose the Indian subjugation in the wake of illegal revoking the disputed status of occupied Kashmir by the Indian government.
One minute silence will be observed at 8:55 am to honor the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs.
Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad has arranged day-long programmes featuring different dimensions of the Kashmir dispute, freedom struggle, human rights abuse by India in Occupied Kashmir and interviews of important personalities.