Addressing the Independence rally in Islamabad on Wednesday, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said: “Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one.” He was commemorating the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan.
Repeating Pakistan government’s stand against India’s move to revoke the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, he said that Pakistan will approach UN Security Council against New Delhi’s decision.
“We will not leave them alone at any stage. Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one. Our grief is common as their tears move our hearts. We were with them; we are standing with them and will continue to do so,” the President was quoted as saying.
“Pakistan is a peace-loving country and wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute through negotiations and dialogue. India, however, should not misunderstand our policy of peace as our weakness,” he added.
Pakistan also has decided to observe its Independence Day, August 14 as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ and August 15 (India’s Independence Day) as ‘Black Day’ to protest against India’s move to scrap the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.