Consulate General of Pakistan organized an event Thursday to observe Youme-Estehsaal-e-Kashmir. Prominent members of the Pakistani/ Kashmiri community, representatives of the ethnic and Arab media attended the event.
Key speakers included former Saudi Defence Attaché to Pakistan, HE. Abdullah Al Ghamdi, Brig. Gen. Kamli, Chairman Kashmir Committee Mr. Masood Puri, Chairman J&K Overseas Community Ch. Khurshid Matial, Dr. Rasikh Al Kashmiri and Consul General Mr. Khalid Majid.
Speakers highlighted the significance of the day; condemned the brutalities of the Indian occupying forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) particularly post August 5, 2019; paid homage to the sacrifices of Kashmiris against the Indian oppression; underlined that Pakistan will never withdraw from its principled stance on the IIOJK; and reiterated moral, political, and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for the right to self-determination, as promised to them by the international community through successive UN Security Council resolutions.
A brief documentary on the current situation in IIOJK was screened. Besides, special messages of the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Foreign Minister were read out.
Recorded messages by former Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Ali Awadh Aseeri, and Saudi diplomat Dr. Ali Al Ghamdi were shown to the audience. A new book on Kashmir in Arabic titled: Kashmir: Haqaiq wa Arqam (ßÔãíÑ: ÍÞÇÆÞ æÃÑÞÇã) and a website PAKISTAN AL-YAUOM (https://yauom.com) by Dr. Rasikh Al-Kashmiri were also launched.
The event concluded with collective prayer for the success of Kashmiris’ struggle for their legitimate right to self- determination.—PR