Black Day shall be observed nationwide in order to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people following Indian brutality in Indian occupied Kashmir which reportedly claimed more than 40 lives lately.
The cabinet, which met for the first time after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent an open heart surgery, also chose to convene a joint session of parliament on the Kashmir situation.
Sharif said that Kashmiris were fighting for their freedom and added that Indian atrocities would strengthen their resolve. Members of the cabinet also chose to call a joint session of parliament to discuss the Kashmir issue, but a date for the session was not agreed upon, Bizenjo said.
In a statement on Friday, Sharif also voiced "concern and deep sorrow" over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces that triggered widespread violence in the Kashmir Valley.
In the ensuing clashes with security forces, 36 people including a policeman have been killed, while 3,140 others, including 1,500 security personnel have been injured. Find us on Facebook too!
The cabinet asked the United Nations to renew its efforts to complete its "unfinished agenda" and ensure implementation of its resolutions "so that Kashmiris get their right of self determination".
"The Prime Minister termed Burhan Wani as martyr of independence movement", Radio Pakistan reported.
"India completely and unequivocally rejects in entirety the decisions adopted by the Cabinet of Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir", MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
A congressional hearing in Washington and the United Nations general assembly were the forums for Pakistan's public shaming after its representatives tried to rake up the Kashmir situation in the wake of the violence in the Indian state.
For the first time, India connected the sharply escalating words from both the Pakistan government and opposition leaders like PPP's Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PTI's Imran Khan to the elections in "Azad Jammu and Kashmir" - the name Pakistan has given to part of the area of Jammu and Kashmir that it administers.
We give political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir, asserted PM Sharif.
Tens of thousands of Indian police and troops have been deployed across the Kashmir valley's 10 districts to enforce the curfew as tensions remain high.
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Meanwhile, the FO briefed ambassadors from African and Middle Eastern countries about the current situation in Kashmir on Friday. Saeed concurred with Sharif, telling the Associated Press, "When India martyred him, then the common Kashmiri joined the movement".