Kashmir Exploitation Day (Youm-e-Istehsal) was observed at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore on 5th August 2023 as per directions of Government of Pakistan by Quality Enhancement Cell, FJMU as a token of solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren.
Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal graced the occasion as Chief Guest.Chairperson Department of Medicine/ Director Quality Enhancement Cell/ Dean Nursing Prof. Bilquis Shabbir, welcomed the audience and briefly described the history of this day in reference to Article 370.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Kamran Khalid Khawaja, Dean Undergraduate Prof. Aisha Malik, Prof. Naveed Akbar Hotiana, Prof. Aliya Zahid and other faculty members, and a large number of students participated in the ceremony.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal in his talk emphasised support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people for the realisation of their legitimate right of self-determination. He said that freedom is also a great blessing. We, as human beings, should keep our character high and participate in the development of the country and the nation. Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women was the first institution established after independence in 1948. He further said that, along with freedom, health is also a great blessing for us. Allah Almighty said in Surah At-Tin of the Holy Quran, “verily , We have created man in the best regulated form.” Consider how beautifully the Almighty Creator has created the human body. In Surah Al-Rehman, Allah Almighty said: Translation: “Which, then , of your Lord, s blessings do you both deny?” Therefore, we should be thankful for every blessing from Almighty.
This was followed by panel discussion where the Deans expressed their views. Prof. Naveed Akbar Hotiana said that we need to make ourselves as strong as possible to raise our voice for Kashmiris.
Prof. Aliya Zahid talked about the violations of human rights going on in Kashmir and that we strongly condemn this violence and that we should have to become more advanced to compete with the world in the field of Science and Technology.
Prof. Aisha Malik emphasized that the Kashmiri people should have the right of self-determination according to the resolutions of the United Nations, but on the contrary, the basic human rights of Kashmiris are being violated.
Prof. Kamran Khalid Khawaja said that this illegal and unconstitutional action has abolished the special status of Occupied Kashmir, which is a complete violation of the United Nations resolutions. Kashmir is a separate and independent state. This is a clear abuse of the fundamental rights of oppressed and besieged Kashmiris.
A student of Fatima Jinnah Medical University, named Ms. Tehreem Mustafa, also presented a poem written by herself with reference to the ongoing cruelty and brutality in Kashmir.
On this occasion, a walk was also organized regarding KASHMIR EXPLOITATION DAY (YOUM-E-ISTEHSAL) in Kashmir.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:August 5, 2023
- End Date:August 5, 2023