05 Feb 2012
Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed countrywide today (Tuesday) to express unity and solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
National public holiday has been announced for today and nation is marking this day with a spirit to impress upon the world the need to resolve the issue of Kashmir in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people and bring their decades long suffering to an end.
Special programs will be convened on this occasion. One-minute silence will be marked at 10am this morning followed by sirens. Chains of human hands will be made at Line of Control.
It should be mentioned here that February 5 is officially observed every year in the country ever since 1990, as the then government decided to internationalize the Kashmir issue to draw attention of greater part of the world towards its importance and the need to resolve it.
This day is meant to court support for Kashmiris braving Indiaâ€™s injustices and brutal suppression. Kashmirâ€™s leaders highly value this sincere support by Pakistan.
Cultural programs are organized around the country to highlight the importance of February 5. Special ceremonies are held at education institutions this day. A memorandum is presented to the UN office on this day.
On this day, Kashmiris living across the globe are looking forward to the United Nations for the right of plebiscite. Pakistani people are standing by the people of Kashmir with political, diplomatic and moral support.