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Pakistan Incapable to hold Kashmir Solidarity Day event in Kabul

Last updated on February 6, 2020

Islamabad was not able to hold an event in Kabul to indicate Kashmir Solidarity Day on Wednesday following the reservation for a place produced by the Pakistani embassy has been canceled, individuals familiar with improvements said.

Kashmir Solidarity Day, a federal holiday in Pakistan, is celebrated on February 5 around the nation and in cities across the globe to state support for separatists in Jammu and Kashmir. The occasion is frequently marked by anti-India addresses by literary leaders.

The Pakistani assignment officially protested to the Afghan foreign ministry regarding the cancellation of the reservation in a letter delivered Tuesday, which claimed the movement was that the consequence of”directions given from the Afghan authorities” into the director of Intercontinental Hotel.

The letter further said the resort’s manager known as the Pakistani deputy head of mission and”hauled about the cancellation of reserving for the above-mentioned occasion”.

“Keeping in view the friendly relationships between both nations, the embassy expects that collaboration is going to be extended from the Afghan authorities to [the Pakistani] Embassy to sponsor its own political, economic, and cultural events in an appropriate location,” the letter stated.

There was no immediate reply to the letter in the Afghan government.

Sections of this Afghan leadership are critical of Pakistan’s aid to terror groups active in the area. Afghanistan has also traditionally distanced itself in the Kashmir issue, describing it as a thing to be managed bilaterally from India and Pakistan.

In this year’s occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan told a special session of the legislative meeting of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir the Indian government’s decision last year to switch the status of Jammu and Kashmir will gradually lead into the area’s”liberty”.