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Pakistan to observe Sept 6 as Kashmir Defense Day

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Defense and Martyrs Day of Pakistan will also be observed as Kashmir Defense Day on Friday, The News reported Thursday.
Delivering speech at an international conference on Kashmir, she said this showed the strong bonds between Pakistan and Kashmir and that both are closely interlinked. Ashiq Awan said the Kashmiri people were struggling for their just right to self-determination and Prime Minister Imran Khan was effectively highlighting this just narrative of Kashmiri people at the international fora.
However, the Special Assistant to Imran Khan regretted that Modi government had put the regional peace and security at stake through its unconstitutional and unilateral steps in the Held Kashmir.
Welcoming the OIC’s recent statement demanding lifting of curfew in Held Kashmir, she said the people of Expressing concerns over the indefinite curfew imposed in the Held Valley, Dr. Awan said the Kashmiri people were looking towards the international community and human rights groups to give ears to their plight.
Kashmir had more expectations from the Islamic bloc to extend practical support to them. She said the Held Kashmir had been turned into the world’s largest prison where the people and children were faced with shortages of medicines and food.
She regretted that people of Kashmir were completely cut-off from the outside world and at this critical juncture, Pakistan’s support to Kashmiris was quite encouraging for them.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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