ISLAMABAD: To express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), all the ministries/divisions of the federal government and the provincial governments on Monday were directed to observe ‘Black Day’ on July 20.
The Cabinet Secretariat/Division through a circular has directed the authorities concerned to comply with the directive of the Prime Minister and the decision of the Federal Cabinet on July 15 to observe the ‘Black Day’ (on Wednesday) in order to express solidarity and lodge protests against grave human rights violations in the IOK.
According to a circular, all officers/officials of the federal and provincial governments shall wear black arm bands while performing their duties to express political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.
Arrangements should be made to offer special prayers (after Zuhr prayer) for the Shuhada of Kashmir.
Ministry of Foreign office was required to issue necessary instructions to all Pakistan Missions abroad to highlight the Indian atrocities in IOK through media and mobilize Pakistani diaspora to lodge strong protests in front of the parliaments of their respective countries and the UN organizations.
They are required to mobilize human rights organizations in their respective countries to take notice of the human rights violations in IOK and to sensitize various caucuses in the different regions. –APP
Story first published: 19th July 2016