MUZAFARABAD (92 News) – Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that the Pakistani nation has expressed exemplary unity on the issue of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a ceremony in connection with Defence and Martyrs Day
in Muzaffarabad on Friday, the AJK president said that the people of India-occupied Kashmir (IoK) are not alone, entire Pakistani nation and Azad Kashmir people are standing by them on all fronts. "India had committed a big mistake by challenging Pakistan in 1965, and the whole nation stood united against the enemy."
He has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to get stopped Indian genocide in Occupied Kashmir. He said Indian actions in IoK have put peace and security of entire region at stake. He said the UNSC should take practical steps to end the miseries and agony of Kashmiri people.
Massod Khan clarified that no power of the world can deprive the people of Occupied Kashmir
of their right to self-determination. He said the Kashmiri people have been fighting against the Indian tyranny and oppression over the last seven decades.
This is a day to pay homage to the families of the martyrs. Pakistan has fought six wars for Kashmiris and is continuing its support though political and diplomatic efforts,” the AJK president said.
Masood Khan said said India once again attacked the occupied valley and the region on August 5 by scrapping IoK’s autonomy. India has planned to silent the voices of Kashmiris by torturing them.
"India committed a big mistake by challenging Pakistan in 1965, and the whole nation stood united against the enemy," he maintained. “Pakistan is highlighting its atrocities across the globe,” he concluded.
Today, the nation is observing Defence Day and Kashmir
Solidarity Day with national fervor.
Marking the 54th anniversary of the 1965 Pakistan-India war, the martyrs and ghazis are being tribute. The nation is also reaffirming commitment to defend the motherland against all threats.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy in 1965 on this day.
The day began with a 31-gun salute
in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes
in the all provincial capitals. Special prayers
were also offered after Fajr prayers for the independence of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as well as for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Main ceremony at GHQ Rawalpindi
The main ceremony of the Defence Day held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and paid tributes to the martyrs.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the floral wreath at the martyrs monument. Bereaved families of the martyrs have especially been invited to attend the main ceremony.
Ceremony at mausoleum of Allama Iqbal
A special ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore where Maj Gen Muhammad Aamir laid a wreath on Iqbal’s mausoleum. A contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour.
Ceremony at mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam
A special ceremony
including the changing of the guards was also held at the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi.