MUZAFFARABAD: In a bid to express solidarity with besieged people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a big public gathering in Muzaffarabad on Friday.
The prime minister will send a message to the world about the continuing siege of Occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.
The gathering will also show Pakistan’s resolve to stand with Kashmiris in this hour of trial.
I am going to do a big jalsa in Muzzafarabad on Friday 13 Sept, to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; & to show the Kashmiris that Pakistan stands resolutely with them.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 11, 2019
Meanwhile, all is set to accord rousing reception to Prime Minister Imran Khan on his day-long visit to Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) today to address a mass public rally in Muzaffarabad.
Posters and banners inscribed with slogans in favour of besieged Kashmiri people have been placed on walls and roads around the City.
The solidarity rally is the part of diplomatic campaign to stir world conscience over the plight of Kashmiris suffering the history’s worst kind of state-terrorism and violence at the hands of Indian forces.
Renowned cricketers and showbiz personalities including Shahid Afridi, Javed Sheikh, Shaan, Humayun Saeed, Faakhir Mehmood, Shehzad Roy, Sahir Ali Bagga, Maya Ali and Hareem Farooq have also announced to join the prime minister at Muzaffarabad Jalsa to raise voice for Kashmiris.
Let us join Prime Minister in raising voice for Kashmiris. For this I will be at Muzaffarabad on this Friday. Come join, every voice counts. https://t.co/NS118RMxCu
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 11, 2019
I will be joining Prime Minister Imran Khan in Muzzafarabad at this jalsa. I urge you all to participate as well. Let us show the world that we stand united with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters at this most difficult time https://t.co/rziZBTJpjU
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 11, 2019
Let us join Priminister in raising voice against atrocities by Indians on innocent kashmiris. For this purpose i will be joing Priminister and all Pakistanis at Muzaffarabad on this Friday. Come and join us for the love of our kashmiri brothers and sisters. #letsgotomuzaffarabad
— Sahir Ali Bagga (@sahiralibagga) September 11, 2019
Let’s stand by our Prime minister this Friday and show our support for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters. I will also be in muzzafarad to attend the Prime Ministers jalsa, and I request you all to attend, as this is the time to stand up and raise our voices.#LetsGoToMzd
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) September 11, 2019
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) September 13, 2019
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) September 12, 2019
Earlier on Friday at his weekly media briefing in Islamabad, the Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would give a policy statement about the situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir during his address in Muzaffarabad.
Dr Faisal said that the policy statement is part of Pakistan’s continued struggle for the Kashmir cause.
The Spokesperson said that the struggle for Kashmir is a continued process, not an event. He said that our stance is loud and clear that the all issues with India including the Kashmir dispute can be resolved through dialogue.
In the IOK, normal life continues to remain paralyzed as the unprecedented lockdown imposed by the Indian authorities has entered its 40th day today with schools, markets and other business establishments closed and public transport off the roads.