AJK Prime Minister Abdul Majeed said on Friday that the Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom is indigenous and in fact, the struggle is for the completion of Pakistan which is incomplete without its jugular vein Kashmir.
Addressing the national flag hoisting ceremony held to mark the Independence Day of Pakistan at Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), he said the people of Jammu and Kashmir had resolved to utilise all their energies to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
The prime minister and Vice Chancellor Dr Habibur Rehman hoisted the national flags of Pakistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir. A well uniformed contingent of AJK police presented the guard of honour besides saluting the national flag during the ceremony.
Besides the prime minister and the vice chancellor, the other speakers were Prof Shahid Amin, AJK Minister Ch Pervez Ashraf, Muhammad Hussain, Murtaza Khan Durrani and Ch Muhammad Ashraf and the varsity students. They said that Pakistan is incomplete without its jugular vein - Kashmir.
Like rest of AJK, the 69th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in Mirpur with traditional national zeal and fervour with the renewal of the pledge by Kashmiris to continue the ongoing struggle for the right to self-determination to reach the ultimate destination and to make entire Jammu & Kashmir state the inseparable part of Pakistan.
Over 2,000 people from all walks of life including the family members of the Kashmiri martyrs attended the flag hoisting ceremony. Various groups of students besides orchestra sang the national anthems of Pakistan and AJK to express their love and solidarity with Pakistan from the core of their heart.
Speakers reiterated to serve for the safety, progress, prosperity, sovereignty and defence of Pakistan should to shoulder the entire Pakistani nation and the valiant armed for forces of the country.
The speakers felicitated the fellow countrymen - the entire Pakistani brethren on this historic day of exceptional national importance in the history of South East Asia when the Muslims of the subcontinent succeeded in getting their separate homeland - Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The national flag of Pakistan was also hoisted on various private and public buildings. A great enthusiasm was witnessed among the people including children who found hectically busy in purchasing the national flags of Pakistan from bazaars for hoisting atop their houses and vehicles on the national day.
Besides, the AJK government, various social, political and public representative organisations held special meetings to celebrate Jashan-e-Azadi -e -Pakistan with great enthusiasm and devotion.