The Embassy of Pakistan observed Youm-e-Istehsal to mark the two years since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Messages of President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi were read out on the occasion.
A seminar titled “Human Rights Violations in IIOJK” was held on Youm-e-Istehsal at the Embassy to express solidarity with the innocent people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The panel of speakers included Egyptian notables from think tanks, academic community, civil society and media such as Mr. Sayed el Hany, Expert on South-Asia Affairs and Deputy Chief Editor of Al-Gamhouria, Ambassador Fathi Youssef, Head of the Pak-Egypt Friendship Association, Dr. Hanaa Abdel Fattah, Urdu Professor, Al-Azhar Faculty of Humanities, Mrs. Warda el Husseini, Deputy Chief Editor of Al-Akhbar and Khaled Shamy, journalist of Al-Masry Al-Youm . The speakers in their presentations highlighted India’s unilateral and illegal actions of August 5, 2019 that include demographic changes in IIOJK.
The Charge d’Affairs a.i. in his remarks pointed out the incessant human rights violations and crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the Indian Occupation Forces against innocent people of IIOJK. He underscored Pakistan’s unflinching commitment to support the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right of self-determination enshrined in the relevant UNSC Resolutions.
A documentary on the significance of Youm-e-Istehsal and the Kashmiris’ decades-long struggle was played for the audience during the event.
The event was attended by people from a cross-section of the Egyptian society.
5 August 2021