Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed that Kashmir Solidarity Day be celebrated with full zeal, fervour and devotion.
In a statement, he appealed to the citizens to actively participate in congregations and rallies to be held on this day while following corona SOPs. A host of functions will be held in the province to commemorate the Kashmir Solidarity Day to give a strong message to the Hindu supremacist Modi regime and the global community that Kashmir belongs to Pakistan, he added.
The CM said the whole nation will express its complete solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren on February 5 that oppressed Kashmiris are not alone in their struggle for freedom. A strong voice will be raised against Indian oppression and brutalities as 220 million people firmly stand with Kashmiris, he said. Pakistan and Kashmiris are Siamese twins, he stressed. The wickedness and brutality of the Modi regime has been fully exposed before the world and India cannot retain its illegal occupation over occupied Jammu & Kashmir any longer. Modi believes in Hitler’s philosophy of racial supremacy and this would, eventually, balkanise India, concluded the CM.
Life style, early detection can prevent Cancer: Samina
Pink Ribbon has launched World Cancer Day campaign in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries. This initiative aims to reduce thousands of preventable deaths each year with joint efforts.
First lady Mrs Samina Alvi participated in the event as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, the first lady highlighted the role of awareness regarding prevention and early detection. She stressed the audience to play their role in highlighting the issue of cancer at national and constituency levels to spread awareness.
Founder and CEO of Pink Ribbon Mr Omer Aftab said that cancer affects more than 300,000 people each year in Pakistan. On this world cancer day, we have the opportunity to address the issues regarding cancer prevention and early detection.
He said 40 per cent cancer can be prevented through adopting a healthy lifestyle and other 60 per cent can be cured if detected early and treated properly.
President ICCI Sardar Yasir Ilyas said that we need cohesive efforts to reduce the cancer burden in Pakistan. It is crucial to raise awareness and education about cancer, encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and persuade governments and individuals across Pakistan to take actions against the disease.
Dr Uzma Qasim (Oncologist) addressed the all-women audience on the need for self-examination, regular medical check-ups and healthy lifestyle.
The session was attended by hundreds of females, who greatly benefited from the session.