Islamabad: The freedom of Pakistan is
incomplete till the whole state of Jammu and Kashmir is
"liberated from Indian occupation", Minister of State for
Information and Broadcasting Sumsam Ali Bukhari has said.
Bukhari, a leader of the ruling Pakistan People`s
Party, made the remarks while addressing a rally near the Line
of Control yesterday to observe a "Black Day" against the
alleged Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
He reiterated the pledge of late PPP founder Zulfikar
Ali Bhutto that Pakistan would fight for a thousand years for
the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Black Day was observed across Pakistan-occupied
Kashmir through public processions and rallies in all major
cities and towns, including the capital Muzaffarabad.
Protesters from all major political parties also
staged sit-ins in different sectors of LoC.
The PoK chapter of the PPP organised a rally from
Muzaffarabad to Chakothi town that was led by Bukhari.
Meanwhile, militant commanders based in
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have vowed to step up efforts to
"liberate" Jammu and Kashmir, saying thousands of people are
prepared to cross the Line of Control to help their "oppressed
brethren" in their campaign to achieve independence.
Maulana Abdul Wahid Kashmiri, the head of the banned
Lashker-e-Taiba in PoK, said militant groups were weighing the
international community`s response towards the situation in
Jammu and Kashmir.