- Feb 5 to be observed as a public holiday in Sindh, says notification by the provincial government
- Kashmir day is observed each year to show solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir braving atrocities at the hands of the Indian government
The Sindh government has announced that February 5 (Friday) will be a public holiday across the province.
This was stated in a notification issued by the provincial government. In Pakistan, on Feb 5 every year, Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed to convey a message of solidarity and support to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJK).
A notification issued by the Ministry of Interior earlier had said February 5, 2021, will be a public holiday across the country for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The government said that Kashmir Day is being observed to “signify political and moral support in their struggle for self-determination and to honor” Kashmiri martyrs. A one-minute silence will be observed on February 5 in solidarity with Kashmiris who are braving atrocities at the hands of the Indian government.
The Kashmir issue remains a flashpoint between Pakistan and India with Islamabad constantly urging the world to hold a plebiscite on the disputed territory.