Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed countrywide today 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 urge the world to resolve the outstanding 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 would be convened on this occasion. This year's Kashmir day is of special significance because of the increasing diplomatic ties of the joint enemy of Pakistan and Kashmiris, namely India and Israel.
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.