Islamabad, September 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): As the country observes Defence and Martyrs’ Day as Kashmir Solidarity Day, today, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said that the Kashmir dispute is an “unresolved agenda” of the realisation of Pakistan and would remain so until a solution is found on the basis of the United Nations resolutions and the will of the Kashmiri people.
Addressing an event held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that state terrorism by India was at its peak in occupied Kashmir.
“I want to assure the people of Kashmir, Pakistan will never leave them alone. The hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris beat together,” he said.
The Army Chief said the valiant people and armed forces of Pakistan are ready to sacrifice anything for their Kashmiri brethren. Kashmir is our jugular vein. “We will fulfill our commitment towards Kashmir till last bullet, soldier and breath. Pakistan will go to any extent in support of oppressed Kashmiri people,” he added.
Today marks the 54th anniversary of the 1965 Pakistan-India war when the nation’s forces defended the country from an Indian attack on Pakistani soil. This year, the day is being observed to pay tribute to the country’s martyrs and to reaffirm commitment to defending Pakistan against all threats.
The day began with a 31-gun salute in the federal capital and 21-gun salutes in the provincial capitals. Special prayers were also offered after Fajr prayers for the freedom of occupied Kashmir from Indian occupation as well as for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
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