ISLAMABAD, Sep 6 (APP):The embassies of Pakistan in France, Abu Dhabi and Maldives Friday hosted ceremonies to observe the Defense and Martyrs Day to pay tribute to the martyrs and expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Started with the recitation of verses from Holy Quran, the ceremonies marked the playing of the national anthems of Pakistan and Kashmir besides the messages of the prime minister and president read out by the respective envoys.
The ceremonies were attended by the members of the Pakistani community, prominent local figures and officials of the Pakistani embassies, according to the press releases received here.
Addressing the ceremony held in Pakistan embassy in Paris, Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque paid tribute to the valiant armed forces of Pakistan who had guarded the national frontiers and never hesitated to sacrifice their lives in defence of their motherland.
Expressing Pakistan’s unflinching and unwavering support to the people of Kashmir for their just struggle in the exercise of their right to self-determination, the ambassador called upon the international community and the international humanitarian organizations to pay heed to the plight of the sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been locked down under a curfew and denied access to food and medicines for over a month now.
At the event held in Maldives, Ambassador of Pakistan said that Pakistan fought September 6, 1965 war with India to liberate the IOK from Indian occupation.
He said the Kashmiri Muslims of IOK were experiencing worst kind of state sponsored terrorism from New Delhi.