"Pakistan is sensitizing the world community about the need for solution of the Kashmir": Sartaj Aziz
Black Day is being observed across Pakistan today to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren.
Black Day is being observed across Pakistan today to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren and protest grave human rights violations by the Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir . Rallies are held all over Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards the burning issue of Kashmir . Kashmiris in Occupied Valley are also observing Black Day. All officials of federal and provincial governments are wear black arms band while on duty to express political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris. Special prayers are also be held after Zohar prayers for martyrs of Kashmir . On July 15th, Cabinet meeting which took place in Lahore decided to mark 20th July as Black day. Pakistanis living across the world are also protesting against the Indian brutalities.
Message of PM on Black Day
Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir say Prime Minister. Nawaz Sharif has urged India to grant right to self-determination to Kashmiris as pledged by it before the world community . No state can be allowed to trample human rights in the name of political interests and state strategy. Kashmir cannot be considered internal affair of India as the United Nations has declared it a dispute. India itself made a commitment to hold plebiscite to determine will of the Kashmiri people. If the issue of human rights violations in other countries can be raised at UN and other forums then why not the issue of human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir . Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to Indian atrocities against people in Occupied Kashmir . Pakistan stands firmly with Kashmiri brethren at this hour of trial and would fight their case vigorously on diplomatic, political and human rights fronts. We will never leave Kashmiris alone and their case will be fought at all the diplomatic, political and human rights fora. Pakistan cannot keep itself aloof if such recurrent inhuman treatment is meted out to the Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir . Current freedom wave in Kashmir will not subside, noting that when nations rise in such a way, nothing can stop them in their path towards freedom. India has no other option but to accept its defeat before the heroic struggle.
Border management mechanism along Pakistan-Afghanistan border discussed Army Chief and US top commander
Army Chief and US top commander at their meeting in Islamabad discuss border management mechanism and regional security situation. Commander US Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif in Rawalpindi today. During the meeting regional security issues and matters of mutual interest including border management mechanism along Pakistan-Afghanistan border were discussed. They also shared views on the way forward for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The visiting dignitary lauded the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in breaking the nexus of terrorists and efforts for bringing peace in the region.
Mushal Yasin Malik (Huriyat Leader):
“The passion for independence is present here since decades. A long story of oppression and brutalities is being written in the history. The death of Burhan Wani has ignited the movement and people have become more enthusiastic. The current uprising has added to the sufferings of people living in Kashmir . Food items and medicines have just vanished from the markets. India cannot suppress the freedom movement through violence. The people from every profession are part of this movement and playing their part. Kashmiri mothers, sisters and wives are simply brave. They are an easy prey for Indian forces, but they are facing these challenges with courage.”