JEDDAH-Kashmir Solidarity Day, observed every
year by Pakistan on Feb. 5 to express its solidarity with
the Kashmiri people. The day was marked here by functions at
various forums, special gatherings at the Pakistani Embassy
in Riyadh and at the residence of the Pakistani Consul
General in Jeddah on 5th February 2011.
The function at Abdul Salik Khan the Pakistan
consul general's residence was organized by the Jeddah
Abdullah A. Allim ambassador and special
representative of the Secretary General of the Organization
of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir, and Tariq
Mishkhas the editor in-chief of Urdu news were the chief
guests. Speakers at the function extended their support to
the Kashmiri people.
“The OIC fully supports the struggle of the
Kashmiri people for their legitimate right of
self-determination. I would like to personally visit Jammu
and Kashmir to extend my support to the Kashmiri people,
It's time to have a lasting solution of the Kashmir problem,
not just to retain peace regionally but for peace on
international level," said Abdullah A. Allim " OIC
constantly strives at all the occasions to mobilize the
legal support to Kashmiri people on international level," he
added. Salik Khan read out the message of Asif Ali
Zardari the president of the Pakistan where he assured
moral, government and political support to the people of
Kashmir for their struggle and cause.
The president of the Kashmir committee Masood
Ahmed Puri thanked the guest of honor , Pakistan consul
general, Pakistani community and Jeddah Kashmir Committee
for their “active role in supporting the cause of Kashmir.”
- SGThe program concluded with sumptuous dinner consisting of
the culinary cuisines from various Desi delights.