ISLAMABAD: Kashmir solidarity day would be observed in Pakistan on February 5 to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir regarding their right to franchise, which was also promised by the United Nations.
The day being observed annually would be of extreme importance this time given afresh-popular movement for freedom in Occupied Kashmir, which was also acknowledged by Indian civil society and media. It would be reviewed in different perspective as well following Mumbai attacks that strained Pak-India relations.
To celebrate Kashmir day in a befitting manner, a meeting of the inter-provincial co-ordination committee was held at Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas (KANA) to arrangements in this respect.
The meeting which was presided over by Minister for KANA, Qamar Zaman Kaira discussed and expressed resolve to celebrate Kashmir solidarity day with full zeal and fervour.
It was decided in the meeting that the ministry of KANA would arrange a “Kashmiri convention” on February 5 to highlight the cause of Kashmir in a befitting manner.
Kaira said Pakistan would continue supporting the cause of Kashmir and the right to self-determination of people of held Kashmir. He said Pakistan observes “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on February 5 every year to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
The committee also decided to distribute a ‘Rashan Package’ comprising commodities of daily use among each family living in all Kashmir refugee camps on behalf of people of Pakistan.
source : jang.com.pk