ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led a rally in the capital on Thursday as the country observed August 15 as Black Day to protest Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir.
Former finance minister Asad Umar and Senator Faisal Javed, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were among the party leaders who participated in the rally, where a majority of the participants wore black.
“Pakistan armed forces will not sit back while Kashmiris are being persecuted,” Umar said while addressing the rally. “If the world does not want a third great war to take place and peace to be disrupted, this is the best chance” to raise its voice against Indian actions in occupied Kashmir, he added.
According to Umar, the ruling party will submit a resolution in this regard at the Indian High Commission.
FM Qureshi, while addressing the rally called for all political parties to unite for the cause of occupied Kashmir. After 50 years, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is taking up the issue of IoK and the body has to play its part for regional peace, FM Qureshi added.
He vowed to support Kashmiris on every forum.
Pakistan’s largely symbolic Black Day comes amid growing concern in Islamabad at the lack of international response to India’s actions in occupied Kashmir.