Pak call to show solidarity with Kashmiris on Friday

Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) To keep the Jammu and Kashmir issue alive in Pakistan, the government has urged all Pakistanis to stand for three minutes at 12 noon on Friday to ‘show solidarity with Kashmiris.

Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, gave this information to Pakistani media on Wednesday.

Awan appealed to every segment of Pakistani society to come out and demonstrate solidarity with the Kashmiris on the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Awan said people should come out of their houses, work places, and educational institutions at 12 noon on Friday and stand for three minutes to express solidarity and unity with their Kashmiri brethren.

"Prime Minister Khan will lead a demosntration outside his office and similarly all Chief Ministers in their provinces will also lead demonstrations in their respective areas," she said.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, a Pakistan Army spokesperson also called upon people to stand in solidarity with Kashmiris.

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi also urged his countrymen to support the government's decision and participate in Friday's campaign in big numbers.

Afridi said he will soon visit the Line of COntrol (LoC) "to express solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters".

--IANS

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