LAHORE - The government has changed its decision of observing a Black Day on Tuesday, shifting the day of protest against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir to Wednesday.

Prime Minister’s spokesman has announced that Kashmir Accession Day would be observed on July 19 and Black Day on July 20. Earlier, the federal cabinet meeting on Friday had announced Black Day on July 19. Te Kashmir Accession Day is observed every year to renew the pledge to make Kashmir an integral part of Pakistan.

Pakistan, which has longstanding demand to the United Nations for holding plebiscite in Kashmir to let Kashmiris decide which country they want to be a part of, is much perturbed over the recent killing of 48 innocent Kashmiris.

The cabinet had decided to hold joint session of the Parliament on the Kashmir situation next week and also highlight the matter at the international level in addition to stepping up diplomatic efforts to mobilise international opinion to the solution to Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions and aspiration of Kashmiris.