Pakistan Post has issued a postage stamp to commemorative the Kashmir Solidarity Day with a message “We Stand with Kashmir”. Pakistan is observing Kashmir Solidarity Day to express solidarity with Kashmiris and their inherent right to self-determination under the United Nations resolutions.
The commemorative Postage Stamp has the denomination of Rs. 20 will be available for sale at all important Post Offices and Philately Bureau of Pakistan Post from February 6, an official of Pakistan Post told APP on Wednesday.
Annually, February 5 is observed as a day of solidarity with Kashmiris. This year, however, it comes after India stripped the region of its special status and imposed a lockdown. The Indian government had on August 5, 2019, repealed Article 370 of its constitution, stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.
Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi and PM Imran Khan in their separate messages on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day have reaffirmed Pakistan’s unflinching support for Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have been subjected to an inhuman lockdown and communications blockade for six months.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said through its illegal and unilateral actions of August 5 last year, India directly contravened the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
PM Khan in his message said India has turned 8 million Kashmiris into prisoners in their own land through the deployment of over 900,000 occupation troops. Imran Khan said India stands before the world, exposed as a majoritarian and authoritarian polity, tramping upon the basic rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people.
He said Pakistan demands the immediate lifting of the military siege and communications blackout as well as rescinding of India’s illegal and unilateral actions. PM Khan said all those illegally arrested and incarcerated should be released and the draconian laws enabling impunity to Indian occupation forces be immediately repealed.