MIRPUR (AJK): Pakistan Day was celebrated on Wednesday across Azad Jammu Kashmir with enthusiasm and fervour, renewing the resolve to smash the manacles of tyrannical Indian invaders. The day dawned with special prayers at Fajr, in mosques on both sides of the LoC - standing between the kin-by bowing before Almighty Allah for the evaporation of obstacle so that the Kashmiris could establish interaction with each other freel. They also prayed for the translation into reality of the resolution of July 19th, 1947-adopted at the Srinagar residence of Sardar Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, wherein the pragmatically represented 70-stalwarts assemblage of Kashmiris-with Ch Hamidullah Khan in the chair-had resolved with one voice to link the destiny of the State with Pakistan alone ‘because the heartbeat of Kashmiris has been, is and would continue to remain synchronized with their Pakistan brethren alone.

The people of the Jammu Kashmir state - living in Azad Kashmir and Indian held Kashmir plus elsewhere simultaneously prayed for the stability, security, affluence and swift progress of Pakistan and early success of the Kashmiri’s freedom movement.

In AJK people observed the day in a befitting manner. Pakistan and AJK flags were hoisted atop small and major private and public buildings. Various private social, political and public representative organisations managed special programmes to celebrate the day. It was a closed holiday in AJK and national flag with AJK Flag was hoisted on all public buildings. The day dawned with 21 gun salute in the State capital. Functions and seminars were held all over the state to pay tributes to the martyrs and leaders of Pakistan movement. All the three Azad Jammu Kashmir radio stations of Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Tararkheil aired special programmes highlighting importance of the historic day of March 23, 1940 when Muslims of the Subcontinent unanimously decided to bring about their separate homeland - Pakistan by passing historic Pakistan Resolution. In the capital city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Day dawned first with special prayers at Fajr for the early liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from Indian yoke and for the progress, prosperity, stability and sovereignty of Pakistan besides with 21-gun salute to the national flags of Pakistan and AJK.–Staff Reporter