MIRPUR (AJK)-The 70th Founding Anniversary of AJK government was celebrated here on Tuesday with traditional zeal and fervor while the Kashmiris pledged to vigorously and dedicatedly continue the struggle for freedom.
A special flag hoisting ceremony was held at the city campus of the Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST). The AJK government’s founding anniversary was marked with the distribution to sweets on the occasion besides exchanging felicitations to each other.
Addressing the ceremony speakers said that it is the day of renewal of the pledge to give new vigor through individual and collective input to the struggle for freedom of occupied Jammu & Kashmir from Indian yoke and to turn the liberated territory of AJK a true model welfare state.
The speakers recalled that the Kashmiris were continuing their indigenous and historic struggle for freedom in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir for the liberation of the motherland from the long Indian subjugation.
They urged upon the free world to help the people of the Indian-held part of the state seeking liberation from the Indian clutches decide their future in line with the UN resolutions on Kashmir. They also highlighted the chapters of the history which make the state of Jammu & Kashmir an integral part of Pakistan through historical, geographical, religious territorial and all other natural links.
They called upon United Nations to fulfill its due obligations and global promise without any further delay paving a way for the early solution of the long standing core issue of Kashmir in an amicable way through the result oriented composite dialogue between India and Pakistan.
Through various other similar ceremonies held in different parts of Mirpur division, Kashmiris apprised the world that they will continue their ongoing struggle for freedom till such time that the atrocities being committed on the innocent Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces are brought to a permanent end.
They reiterated that the true spirit of the establishment of Azad Jammu Kashmir will be achieved with a pledge to make the area prosperous and get their brethren in occupied Jammu Kashmir freed from the Indian tyrannical rule.
Earlier, the day dawned with special prayers for the early liberation of Indian held Jammu Kashmir, speedy progress and prosperity if Azad Jammu Kashmir and for the stability, progress and prosperity of Pakistan, the ultimate destination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who had linked their destiny with it, the day they initiated their voice against the Indian-backed Dogra regime several decades ago.
In Mirpur city, the major ceremony was held at the Municipal Corporation lawn under the auspices of National Events Organizing Committee with the coordination of the Municipal Corporation and other nation-building institutions.
A full dressed contingent of AJK police presented salute to the national flags of Pakistan and AJK. A most impressive band by local school children presented the national anthem of Pakistan.
While expressing his views on the great significance of the day on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb recalled said that the Kashmiris were continuing their indigenous and historic struggle for freedom in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir for the liberation of the motherland from the long Indian subjugation.