Independence Day of Pakistan is observed as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ to express solidarity and whole-hearted support of the Pakistani nation to the struggles of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination.
The government has unveiled a special logo “Kashmir banega Pakistan (Kashmir will become part of Pakistan)” lettered in red to go along with the theme of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The provincial and district governments, as well as educational institutions and art councils, have planned a series of events in connection with Independence Day. Federal and provincial governments also illuminated important national buildings and monuments.
In a message for Independence Day, President Dr Arif Alvi said that the Indian government’s unilateral move to end the especial status of India-held Kashmir was a despicable conspiracy and blatant violation of the United Nations resolutions and the Simla Agreement.
The Indian government should realise that with the use of state aggression and absurd measures, the movement for freedom in held Kashmir could not be suppressed, he added.
President Alvi said “our forefathers had given immense sacrifices for the creation of Pakistan and due to their untiring efforts Pakistan emerged as an independent country on Aug 14, 1947.”
He also paid tribute to all the martyred people who had laid down their lives for safeguarding the freedom of the country.