PM Imran to address AJK legislative assembly on Aug 14
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Muzaffarabad on Wednesday where he will address the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly.
According to details from the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Imran Khan will express solidarity with Kashmiris during his address to the AJK legislative assembly.
The federal government has decided to observe Independence Day, on 14 August, in solidarity with the brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination.
15th August will be observed as Black Day across Pakistan.
Last week, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Hindu nationalist government abolished the Indian constitution’s Article 370, which granted special status to occupied Kashmir, as tensions mounted in the disputed valley with unprecedented numbers of Indian troops deployed in the region. The move by Narendra Modi’s government rescinded years of autonomy and gave full control of the disputed region to New Delhi.
Occupied Kashmir has since faced strict curfew and an unprecedented security lockdown as a complete communications blackout continued for the ninth day on Tuesday.
Officials eased restrictions earlier Sunday but imposed them again on Monday afternoon amid a tense atmosphere in the main city of Srinagar. Indian troops clamped tight restrictions on mosques across the valley for Eid-ul-Azha, fearing anti-government protests over the stripping of the region’s autonomy.
Internet and phone communications have been cut and tens of thousands of troop reinforcements have flooded Srinagar and other towns and villages, with residents confined to their houses due to the stringent restrictions.
Monday, which marked the first day of Eid-ul-Azha, saw people not being able to offer Eid prayers or slaughter sacrificial animals.