ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Minister for Kashmir Affairs and
Gilgit Baltistan Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir has said the government will observe October 27 as Black Day to convey a message to the international community that India’s occupation of Jammu and Kashmir was totally illegal, unjust and contrary to the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Talking to APP, Barjees said he recently chaired a meeting
to review preparations regarding the Black Day, adding the meeting was attended by representatives of provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, ministry officials and Foreign Office.
The day should be marked in a proper manner and Pakistan
would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris, the minister said the other day.
He said Pakistan has already exposed the Indian armed
forces atrocities in Occupied Kashmir at all international forums.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif during his recent
address to the United Nations General Assembly effectively presented Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue and highlighted the right to self determination of the Kashmiris, he added.
Barjees said Pakistan had a clear stance that without
the resolution of Kashmir issue, sustainable peace was not possible in the region.
Special articles and news will be published in print
media and special programmes would be aired on different channels and Radio Pakistan to highlight significance of the day, he said.
It was pertinent to mention here it was on October 27
in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan and against the will of the Kashmiri people.