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Nation to observe Youm-e-Istehsal on August 5
August 04, 2021

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The nation will observe Youm-e-Istehsal on Thursday to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people on completion of two years of military siege of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

It was on the 5th August 2019 that the special constitutional status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped by the Modi government.

A host of events have been arranged in order to denounce the Indian unilateral illegal actions against Kashmiri people as well as the atrocities being carried out by the Indian forces in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Solidarity walks of one mile will be arranged in all the main cities including the federal capital. President Arif Alvi will lead the walk in Islamabad.

The Participants of the walk will wear black bands and carry the flags of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

One minute silence is to be observed across the country. Traffic to be halted for one minute and sirens will be played.

Radio Pakistan and television channels will play Pakistan and AJK national anthems immediately after one minute silence.

Meanwhile, posters and billboards have been displayed at the main roads of Islamabad and other provincial capitals to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people and expose the atrocities being committed by the occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.