Karachi, Oct 19 (KMS): Member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs Dr. Rabia Akhtar Friday said this was the first time that in 72 years that India itself had internationalized the Kashmir Issue, as the headlines and editorials in every leading newspapers talked about human rights violations in Kashmir.
Addressing a lecture on “Kashmir: a nuclear flashpoint” organised by the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) in its library, Dr. Rabia said the issue of Kashmir later was taken over by what was happening in Syria with the Turks and the Kurds and the Middle-East and then the Trump with his tweets gained all the attention. She said, “We needs to keep the world involved in Kashmir in the same way as the prime minister addressed over the issue in UNGA.” »

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Islamabad, Oct 19 (KMS):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday wore a black armband to express solidarity with people of Occupied Kashmir.
He tied the band on his right arm as a gesture of solidarity with eight million Kashmiris, who were being denied basic human rights including access to food, medical and communication facilities.
On the prime minister’s directive, the government officials and people from different walks of life, wore the similar black armbands to highlight the continued Indian atrocities in IOJK.
The prime minister in a tweet said Indian premier Narendra Modi was ”riding a tiger”, thus finding no way to get off, as he continued siege of Kashmiris with 900 thousand troops. »

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Islamabad, Oct 19 (KMS): Kashmir Day was observed across the country to express solidarity with the people of held valley and to protest Indian atrocities on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.
Sirens blared at 3 pm while the Foreign Office observed five minute silence on the day. Demonstrations and public rallies were also held in different cities to protest brutality of the Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. People from different walks of life participated in the protest demonstrations.
The activity ended with the playing of National Anthem.
Artists and artisans along with officers and staff members of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) observed the Kashmir Solidarity Hour on Friday wearing black armbands to record their protest against human rights violations in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. »

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