ISLAMABAD -  Pakistani nation is all set to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day across the country on Monday (today) to express solidarity with the people of the Indian occupied Kashmir who are facing massive repression and human rights violations by the Indian security forces.

Besides seminars, public rallies will be taken out across the country to highlight the atrocities being committed by the Indian security forces against armless Kashmiris, who are waging a peaceful struggle for their just right to self determination.

Seminars to be held at various parts of the country would also demand from the international community as well as the UN to stop Indian repression against Kashmiris.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will address the joint session of the AJK Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council in Muzaffarabad on Monday.

The President House would host the main ceremony of the day to be attended by the leadership from all political parties of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir and representatives from Occupied Kashmir.

President Mamnoon Hussain would address the ceremony that would be a reflection of the national unity to express solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren.

Among those who would attend the event include Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir, Kashmir Affairs Minister Barjees Tahir, AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan People’s Party’s Senator Rehman Malik and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Shafqat Mehmood.

Besides the leadership of the Hurriyat Conference, prominent political and social figures as well as intellectuals would address the ceremony that would be covered live by national media.

The event would highlight the freedom movement of Kashmiri people, Indian atrocities against innocent Kashmiri people besides the efforts to politically carry forward the struggle.

Different documentaries encompassing the decades-old Kashmir struggle would also be shown.

Meanwhile, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir has said Kashmir day is being observed to give a loud and clear message to the world that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in unison.   

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said Kashmir issue was the oldest unresolved issue on the UN agenda.

He said that if referendum could be held in East Timor and Sudan then why plebiscite could not be held in Kashmir.

The minister urged the United Nations to implement its resolutions for solution of Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

He said Pakistan respected all resolutions of the UN and the world council had endorsed the resolutions many times in its sessions since 1947.

Barjees Tahir said that Pakistan would continue its political, moral and diplomatic support for their birth right to self-determination.

The minister said that India has crossed all records of atrocities and human rights violations in held Kashmir.

He said despite unprecedented Indian brutalities, the Kashmiri youth were taking forward their freedom movement.

The minister said that Pakistan wanted to resolve the Kashmir issue through composite dialogue process.

He said due to this issue South Asia had become a flash point.

The minister said durable peace in South Asia was not possible without the solution of the Kashmir issue.

Barjees Tahir said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would address the joint session of the AJK Legislative Assembly and AJK Council in Muzaffarabad on Monday.

He said President Mamnoon Hussain is also organizing a function in Islamabad on Monday to express solidarity with Kashmiris.

Human Chains at Kohala Bridge, Mangla Bridge and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir will be formed.

Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars will be held in the length and breadth of the country, and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards the plight of Kashmiris.