Kashmir Solidarity Hour observed across Pakistan

“Not only the subcontinent but the entire world will suffer in case of war between the two countries that have nuclear weapons,” said the prime minister while addre­ssing a large gathering outside Prime Minister Office (PMO) during Kashmir Hour observed across the country from 12noon to 12:30pm to express solidarity with Kashmiris.

“I am telling you the ”international community” that if you keep silent on aggression and tyranny of ‘Indian government’ it will affect the whole world,” Mr Khan said, adding that if the international community did not stand up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fascist government, the effect would be felt in the whole world.

Mr Khan also warned the world that if India went for any misadventure in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in order to divert world’s attention from the occupied valley, Pakistan would respond in a befitting manner. “Every brick will be countered with a stone,” he remarked.

He said the Pakistani nation would continue to stand with their Kashmiri brethren till their freedom from the fascist government of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Earlier, small and major rallies were staged in Islamabad and other cities as people from all walks of life came out on streets to express solidarity with the people of India-held Kashmir. Traffic signals turned red at 12 noon and the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were played.

“By coming out on the roads, the Pakistani nation has proved that they stand by Kashmiris and will continue to do so till the end,” the PM said in his address on the occasion.

“Today Pakistanis — whether they are in schools, colleges, traders, labourers and government servants — have proved that they were all with the Kashmiris who are in pain and trouble,” he said, adding that over eight million Kashmiris were stranded in their own houses due to the four-week-long curfew in India-held Kashmir.