Government of Pakistan has declared Public holiday on February 5th in order to to observe the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day”, by all Provincial Governments including Gilgit-Baltistan, AJ&K and Islamabad Capital Territory.
“In this regard, it is requested to observe one-minute silence on 5th February, 2019 at 10:00 hours. General Public is also requested to observe one minute silence to the honour of Kashmir shuhada, says a press release received from Ministry of Interior here today”, read an official statement issued by government of Pakistan.
Kashmir Solidarity Day or Kashmir Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan and also observed by Kashmiri nationalists on 5 February each year. It is in observance of Pakistan’s support of and unity with the people of Indian-administered Kashmir, the nationalists’ efforts to separate from India, and to pay homage to Kashmiris who have died in the conflict. Solidarity rallies are held in Azad Kashmir. The day often marks unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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