The nation today (Wednesday) observed ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ (Kashmir Siege Day) to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people on completion of one year of the military siege of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).
One minute silence was observed at 10:00 am across the country. Traffic also came to a halt for one minute. Television channels and radio stations played national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
Prime Minister Imran Khan along with President and Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir participated in a symbolic walk to commemorate ‘Youm-e-Istehsal’ at Muzaffarabad.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the AJ&K legislative assembly at Muzaffarabad.
President Arif Alvi and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also participated in a walk to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and against the Indian government at Islamabad.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Sarwar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and other prominent leaders of Punjab expressed solidarity with Kashmiris.
Kashmir Seige Day rally led by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah at Karachi’s Sea View.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah expressed solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir while practicing social distancing rules to contain the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
People gathered in Lahore to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir and against the Indian atrocities.