Muzaffarabad, September 06 (KMS): A running competition, “Run for Freedom,” was organized under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad on Defense Day of Pakistan.
Inspector General of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Police, Sohail Habib Tajik was the chief guest on the occasion.
Youth from different areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir participated in the competition held on Srinagar Highway.
Muhammad Imran secured first, Abdul Moeed second and Qazi Arbakan got third position in the event.
The participants of the competition dedicated the event in memorial of the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani.
Spiritually charged youngsters also chanted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
Speaking on the occasion, the IGP said, Kashmiri youth have talent like many other well-known players in the world. He said, one day we will have a race from Muzaffarabad to Srinagar.
The Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat, Uzair Ahmad Ghazali said that the purpose of the event was to highlight the plight of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
“On this day, we (people of Jammu and Kashmir) pay homage to the martyrs of September 6, 1965 and the martyrs of Kashmir freedom movement”, Uzair maintained.
He added that the youth participating in the “Run for Freedom” contest are committed to resist for the freedom of IIOJK.
Paying tribute to Pakistan Army, the youth also voiced to standby with Pakistan Army shoulder to shoulder if India would ever try for any misadventure in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The SSP of Muzaffarabad Riaz Haider Bukhari, DSP Ameeruddin, ASP Khurram, Vice Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat, Usman Ali Hashim and a large number of youth were present during the event.
Before the match, the flags of Pakistan and Kashmir were saluted on national anthems.