KARACHI: In order to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir millions of Pakistanis converged at important places all over the country today.
People gathered at the Mazar-e-Quaid here today alongwith the Sindh governor and other PTI leaders. In Quetta MPAs marched with the Balochistan CM on the roads. In Lahore, the main event was held at Faisal Chowk where both the Punjab governor and CM were seen with other citizens. CM PK spoke at an event held at Peshawar. In Rawalpindi Railways Minister led a rally taken out at Murree Road.
Earlier, Imran Khan took to the Twitter to state: “I want all Pakistanis to come out tomorrow 12 noon-12.30 pm to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people and send the Kashmiris in IoK a clear message that the entire Pakistani nation stands in solidarity with them and against Indian fascist oppression, the inhumane 24-day curfew.”
An enormous number of people from various walks of life including students, Ministers, MNAs, civil and military bureaucrats, students gathered outside President House and Prime Minister’s Secretariat and in front of the gates of their institutions/organisations waving Pakistani as well as Kashmiri flags.
Kashmir Solidarity Hour commenced at 12 noon with sirens reverberating all over the country. That was followed by the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Traffic signals were turned red at noon and all the people and vehicles came to a standstill when the sacred tunes vibrated in the air.
Namazis will pray for the people of Kashmir after offering Namaz-e-Juma.
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KARACHI: Pakistan will observe Kashmir-Solidarity-Hour tomorrow (Friday 30th of August, 2019) to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir-Solidarity-Hour is scheduled to commence at 12 Noon with the sound of sirens reverberating all over the country. This will be followed by playing of the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir as people and vehicles will come to a standstill.
After Namaz-e-Juma, special prayers for the people of Kashmir will be offered. PM, CMs and parliamentarians will be available in front of their Secretariats and office buildings to lead the masses.
It may be recalled that PM Imran Khan, during his televised address, had given a call for observing the Kashmir-Solidarity-Hour.
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ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khan on today directed members of PTI’s Corps Committee that the party leadership & members of the Parliament must remain present in their respective district headquarters on Friday (30th of August) to ensure full participation of the people in the protests to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Chairing a meeting of Corps Committee of PTI, the prime minister said the country-wide protests against illegal move of the Modi government would continue till 27th September.
Atrocities against the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) must be highlighted at all levels and the international community must be sensitized that the unilateral move by the Indian government had put the regional peace at risk, he added.
PM said the international community must play its role for the provision of legitimate right to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting also discussed administrative affairs of the party. It passed a resolution against the illegal move of Indian government on Kashmir and cruelties of its occupation forces in the IoK.
The Corps Committee lauded leadership role of the prime minister in highlighting the Kashmir cause at international level.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Leader of the House in Senate Sayed Shibli Faraz, Special Assistants Naeem ul Haq, Mian Muhammad Soomro, Saifullah Niazi, Zaheer ud Din Babar, Communication Minister Murad Saeed, Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister for Civil Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Atif Khan and senior leadership of the party.
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said Pakistani nation would give a strong message to the world by expressing solidarity with oppressed people of Indian occupied Kashmir
Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the Plant for Pakistan drive at a school she said that on the call of prime minister all Pakistanis would observe solidarity with Kashmirs on Friday to draw the attention of world community towards their plight.
She appealed to every segment of society to come out and demonstrate solidarity with the Kashmiris. The special assistant said people will come out of their houses, work places and educational institutions at 12 noon Friday to express solidarity with the Kashmiris.
She said the Prime Minister will lead the demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s Office and the provincial chief ministers and the governments of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will also lead demonstrations in their respective areas. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will make a speech on Kashmir issue on the occasion. Dr Firdous said that the people of Kashmir have been deprived of basic facilities due to curfew and restrictions imposed by the Indian occupation forces.
She said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has endangered the peace of the region by fresh aggression against Kashmiris. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has been working as advocate of hapless Kashmiris and highlighting their plight in the world.
She said that hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris beat in unison and no one could separate them. Firdous said Kashmir was jugular vein of Pakistan and it was bleeding, how could the other body parts remain normal. She urged Christian community to raise their voice for the rights of Kashmiris all over the world.
She said that Kashmiris have been literally imprisoned in their homes with no food, no medicines and their schools closed.
The SAPM said that tree plantation was vital to protect natural beauty and save environment from pollution and it was best service to humanity.
She said that “Plant for Pakistan” has been launched to protect the country from environmental pollution and convert it into a clean and green Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan as soldier of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam was striving to ensure equal rights for the minorities.
She said that Quaid-i-Azam in his speech in the constituent assembly of Pakistan had clearly said that all minorities would have equal rights and equal opportunities in the newly-created state and Imran Khan was working to implement that vision.
She said that Christian community played important role during Pakistan Movement and in nation building process. “We are proud of all the minorities of Pakistan”, she said. All the minorities of Pakistan are united over Kashmir cause and were against Indian repression.
Earlier, Principal of the school Perveen Rehmat highlighted the importance of trees in the healthy environment. Criticizing Indian atrocities in Kashmir, she said that every Pakistani including minorities support the Kashmir cause.
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterates that he wants all Pakistanis to come out tomorrow from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
The premier urged all to give a clear message to the Kashmiris that the entire Pakistani nation stands with them and against Indian fascist oppression, the inhumane 24-day curfew, the daily injuring and killing of Kashmiri civilians including women and children – all part of the ethnic cleansing agenda of the Modi-government and its illegal annexation of IOK.
“We must send a strong message to Kashmiris that our nation stands resolutely behind them. So I am asking all Pakistanis for half an hour tomorrow stop whatever you are doing & come out on the road to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people,” he said in a series of tweets.
Responding to the PM’s call for action, Pakistani celebrities have enthusiastically announced complete support. Here’s what our celebrities have been saying:
According to DG ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the National Anthem and the anthem of Kashmir will be sung, while sirens will also blare on Friday at noon to mark the Kashmir Hour, in solidarity with the government’s initiative.