ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has decided to actively observe Kashmir Day (Feb 5) in all institutions to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom from Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and for their right to self determination in the face of India’s increasing oppressive policies and atrocities.
A consultative meeting, chaired by Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain, was held at the ministry on Friday during which it was decided that all departments under the umbrella of the education ministry will show solidarity with the Kashmiris by observing the day with enthusiasm and commitment.
The minister instructed all public and private institutions to plan and organise conferences, solidarity walks, seminars, panel discussions, talk shows and competitions to highlight the struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self determination as per UN resolutions.
“We stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir and call for an end to violence, oppression and human rights violations that have plagued the region for far too long. We also call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict that respects the rights and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” he added.
Mr Hussain said his ministry was committed to raising awareness and providing support to the people of Kashmir, and would continue to work towards ensuring that their voices were heard and their rights respected.
Under the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Allama Iqbal Open University, National Skills University Islamabad, Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Faisalabad, Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), FBISE, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), National Book Foundation, National Commission of Human Development, Federal College of Education, National Education Foundation, Federal Directorate of Education, Basic Education Community Schools, and National College of Arts Lahore will hold different activities to mark the day.
Published in Dawn, February 4th, 2023
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