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Pakistan to observe Black Day on July 19 to express solidarity with Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will observe July 19 [Tuesday] as ‘Black Day’ against Indian barbarism in Occupied Kashmir in order to express unity with Kashmiri people.

This was decided in a Special Cabinet meeting of the federal ministers in the chair of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday.

PM Nawaz in Cabinet Meeting 2

Addressing the meeting, PM Sharif said Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.

 “Indian brutalities will give impetus to the freedom struggle. Seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers deployed in Occupied Kashmir cannot suppress the struggle of Kashmiris,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that those who were killed by the India forces were ‘soldiers’ of the Kashmir independence movement.


The PM also termed the martyred Hurriyat leader Burhan Wani as ‘martyr of independence movement’.

“Burhan Wani sacrificed for his country and his people. He was a real ‘martyr of independence,” said the PM adding, Kashmiri people will get their right to self-determination for which the whole Pakistani nation is standing behind them.


The meeting also condemned the terrorist attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Indonesia.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.