Pakistan to observe ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’ on August 5

Pakistan will observe ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’ (Day of Exploitation in occupied Kashmir) on 5th August to mark one year of Indian government’s annexation of the territory.

This was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi while addressing a press conference along with Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant on National Security Moeed Yousaf.

Giving details of the planned events, the foreign minister said a one-minute silence will be observed across the country to give message of peace, followed by a solidarity march in the federal as well as provincial capitals. He said a memorandum will be presented to the UN Observer Mission.

The minister said coronavirus lockdown has realized the world about difficulties being faced by the Kashmiri people who were under siege even before virus outbreak.

Pakistan’s political leadership is united on the Kashmir issue and Indian attempts to jeopardize this unanimity have been foiled, he went on to say.

Pakistan’s political leadership is united on the Kashmir issue and Indian attempts to jeopardize this unanimity have been foiled, he asserted.

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