MIRPUR (AJK)-People from all walks of life thronged a mammoth rally to reiterate complete solidarity with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan including the premier national spy agency - the ISI and condemn the attempts to malign the institute through uncalled-for criticism.

The call for holding the rally was jointly given by Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran and local traders, social and political organisations. Besides local journalists, affiliated with national print and electronic media as well as the AJK State Press also enthusiastically participated in the rally to condemn the vilification campaign against the premier intelligence agency - the ISI and its top boss allegedly by a private media group of Pakistan in the backdrop of attack on anchor and senior journalist Hamid Mir by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on April 19.

The participants of the rally passed through city streets holding national flag of Pakistan besides banners bearing slogans in support of Pakistani military and the ISI. Later addressing the rally at local press club, speakers including Central Nazim AJK chapter Minhajul Qaran Hafiz Muhammad Ehsan, District Coordinator Mallick Sabir, Owais Mustafa, Shakoor Mughal, Central Traders Organization leader Tanveer Ghazi and others reposed full confidence in the armed forces of the country by declaring that people were fully at the back of their valiant armed forces and ISI for ensuring foolproof defence and security of the ideological and geographical frontiers of the country all the time.

They said that the armed forces and ISI were the only solid rock for the defence of Pakistan which was always atop and dearer to child after child of the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Speakers said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir were always prepared to give sacrifice for the defence of Pakistan in case of any eventuality, by fighting shoulder to shoulder the brave armed forces of the country.

They emphasized the need for forging unity in the rank and file to frustrate every internal or external threat being hatched by the enemy through their agents.

Speakers demanded stringent action against the media group allegedly involved in a pre-planned campaign to defame Pakistan by presenting the bleak picture of the country in different contexts.

They said that the people of Jammu & Kashmir would not ever hesitate from giving any sacrifice for the sake of security and solidarity of Pakistan.

Speakers also strongly condemned the life attempt on anchor person and senior journalists by unidentified armed men and demanded immediate arrest of the accused to bring them to justice.