Pakistanis come out in thousands for Kashmiris’ support

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The Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed across the world, including Pakistan, on Thursday as Pakistanis stepped out in solidarity with the people of Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for right to self-determination.

With the pledge to continue support for Kashmiris’ rightful struggle against the illegal Indian occupation since October 27, 1947, thousands in Pakistan joined rallies and attended seminars on the day with traditional patriotic passion.

The rallies were taken out in almost all small and big cities of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, mainly by Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaatud Dawa.

Holding banners and hoardings inscribed with slogans of freedom for Kashmiris, the marchers called on the world community to push India for a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute and take New Delhi’s atrocities in the region.

The hallmark of the day was the formation of a human chain of Pakistanis and Kashmiris on all six bridges at the entry points of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).