PESHAWAR: The Kashmir Solidarity Day was marked Monday across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the renewed pledge to lend moral support to the people of India-held Kashmir in their struggle for freedom.
NOWSHERA: The activists of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, officials of the district administration and traders took out a joint rally to express solidarity with Kashmiris. Led by Qari Riazullah, Mufti Shaukat Ali, Noorul Islam and Additional Assistant Commissioner Dr Mohsin Habib, the participants of the rally carrying banners and placards chanted slogans against India for carrying out atrocities against the Kashmiris. They lamented that the international community and the United Nations (UN) had become silent spectators and didn't play their role to resolve the issue.
MARDAN: Functions and rallies were staged across the district to express solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir. Members of the Markaz-e-Tanzeem-e-Tajiran, Mardan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Defence of Pakistan Council and other organisations held rallies and functions.
The speakers including Mohammad Khalid, Rashid Iqbal, Shahid, Yousaf Shah Aryani and Asia Andrabi condemned the Indian atrocities in Kashmir and said that Kashmir was integral part of Pakistan.
CHARSADDA: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Jamaat-e-Islami and Defence of Pakistan Council took out a rally. The rally was led by JUI-F Member National Assembly Maulana Syed Gohar Shah, Maulana Muhammad Hashim Khan, Maulana Abdur Rauf Shakir, JI, Riaz Khan and DPC district chief Hayat Salman.
They said the UN and the international community should take note of the atrocities being carried out against Kashmiris.
MINGORA: The residents of Swat took out rallies to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren.
A rally led by Deputy Commissioner Amir Afaq, Col Malik Muhammad Irfan and Tehsil Nazim Akram Khan was taken out to urge the UN and international community to give the right of self-determination to Kashmiris. The demonstrators gathered outside the Swat Press Club.
Speaking on the occasion, the speaker said the UN should play a role to stop Indian brutalities against Kashmiris. Meanwhile, activists of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and Alhamdia Students observed Kashmir Solidarity Day and took out rallies.
The activists of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal also took out rally to express solidarity with Kashmiris. JI leaders including Prof Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Muhammad Amin and JUI-F leader Qari Mehmood and Ishaq Zahid addressed the rally.
BANNU: Defence of Pakistan Council and activists of various political parties observed the day to extend support to people of India-held Kashmir in their struggle for the right of self-determination.
Led by Hafiz Abdul Sattar Shah Bukhari, Mufti Islam Noor, hafiz Tayyab Bukhari and others, the activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami, Jamaat-e-Islami, Milli Muslim League, traders and members of the civil society joined the rally.
HANGU: The day was also observed in Hangu district and Orakzai Agency. KARAK: Religious parties marked the day by taking out a rally from Pir Odeen Shah mosque to Saddam Chowk.
The rally was led by Jamaat-e-Islami district president Maulana Tasleem Iqbal and JUI-F district president Hafiz Ibne Amin.
MANSEHRA: Human chain was made by the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir to mark the Kashmir Day at Bararkot, the boundary between KP and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The participants expressed solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir and chanted slogans in support of Pakistan and Kashmir and against India.
Rallies and protest demonstrations were also held by various political parties, including the Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, across the district to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren.
JAMRUD: The officials of the political administration and tribesmen also observed the day by taking out rallies to express solidarity with Kashmiris at varies areas in Khyber Agency.
Led by Malik Mir Aslam Khan Kukikhel, political tehsildar Shah Wazir, Malik Khalid Akbar Afridi, the protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans. They marched from Jamrud to Bab-e-Khyber monument.
Addressing the rally, they said that Kashmir was part of Pakistan and India had occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people.
GHALLANAI: The residents of Mohmand Agency took out rallies to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. The rallies were taken out in Baizai, Atta bazaar, Haleemzai tehsil and other areas. The participants of the rallies carried banners and placards inscribed with anti-India slogans.
Addressing the rallies, Maulana Abdul Haq, Mir Afzal Mohmand, Jamal Khan, Malik Amir Nawaz and others said that they would reaffirm their support with Kashmiris in their struggles for the right of self-determination.
The protesters asked the government to socially boycott the US and India. They urged the UN to play role to provide right of self-determination to Kashmiris.
KHAR: The residents and tribal elders in Bajaur Agency also observed Kashmir Day and took out rallies to show solidarity with Kashmiris. A rally led by Sikandar Zeb Khan was taken out in Inayat Killay bazaar. The participants of the rally walked through various areas.
He said that Kashmir was the backbone of Pakistan and tribesmen were with their Kashmiri brothers in the fight for independence.
LANDIKOTAL: People from different walks of life and local administration took out separate rallies to show solidarity with Kashmiri people. The members of Landikotal Falahi Tanzeem and Landikotal administration held a rally.
Political Tehsildar Shamsul Islam and Landikotal Falahi Tanzeem chairman Banaris Shinwari led the rally.
Political parties also arranged a protest demonstration at Bacha Khan Chowk and condemned the Indian army brutalities in held Kashmir.
TIMERGARA: The Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in Lower Dir district.
A walk was held at Timergara. It was led by Deputy Commissioner Sarmad Saleem Akram, District Nazim Malik Muhammad Rasul Khan, Member National Assembly Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, MPAs Saeed Gul, Aizazul Mulk Afkari, president Timergara Bazar Union Anwaruddin.
The speakers said that Pakistan would always continue political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren.
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