Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar, organized a speech and essay writing competition in connection to celebrate Kashmir Solidarity Day. The vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq was the chief guest of the event while Registrar KMU Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Gandapur, Director of Sports Dr. Inayat Shah, faculty, and a large number of students were also present at the occasion.
At the event, students participated in essay writing competitions in addition to speeches in Urdu and English, while on this occasion, students also presented skits and national songs regarding Indian atrocities on Kashmiris and the indifference of the international community. According to the results of speech competitions, Zainab Ehsan Barki, a student of SLP fifth semester in Urdu, and Ruha, a student of OT first semester and won the first position in English competitions, whereas Munazza Khattak, a student of DPT fifth semester and Shaula Gul DPT first semester won the first position in Urdu and English essay writing competitions respectively.
Later on, while addressing the ceremony, Professor Dr. Zia ul Haq said that Kashmiris are creating a new history of independence with their blood for the last 75 years. Addressing the students, he said that this small effort of yours will be of great benefit to the freedom movement of Kashmiris because your voice will reach far through the media and this voice will also cause the conscience of the international community to shake.
Professor Dr. Zia said that freedom is the greatest blessing in the world, from which Indian imperialism has been depriving Kashmir for the last seven decades, but the question is, how long will India continue to perpetrate these atrocities? India will have to kneel down soon inshaAllah. He said that India has offered Pakistan several times to improve economic relations, but Pakistan is not ready to accept any financial offer from India without giving the right of self-determination to Kashmiris, which is a victory for Pakistan’s principled position.
He elaborated that the purpose of celebrating Kashmir Solidarity Day is to send a message to the Kashmiris and the international community that Pakistan stands behind the Kashmiris and will never leave them alone in their just struggle. Appreciating the performance of the students of KMU-IPMR, he expressed the hope that they and other students of the university will stand by their Kashmiri brothers till their freedom.
Addressing the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Salim Gandapur said that there are two ways of freedom in Kashmir, one of them has been chosen by Kashmiri, under which they are running their freedom movement by looking into the eyes of the usurping Indian forces. They have sacrificed more than 100,000 lives and thousands of Kashmiri youth are imprisoned, while as another part of this struggle, Pakistan is fighting the case of Kashmir on every forum to shake the conscience of the international community. He said that the independence of Kashmir is an incomplete agenda of Pakistan and Pakistan will not withdraw its support for Kashmir under any circumstances.
KMU celebrates Kashmir Solidarity Day