MUZAFFARABAD: The Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated across Azad Jammu and Kashmir with zeal and fervor today.

A ceremony was held at Mirpur University of Science and Technology. Prime Minister AJK, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister felicitated the nation on the eve of Independence Day . He stressed the need for taking strenuous steps for prosperity and progress of the country.

He said resolution of Kashmir issue is vital for peace in the region. Majeed said the core issue of Kashmir can be only settled through talks. AJK Prime Minister strongly condemned the ceasefire violations by India at the Line of Control (LoC).

Speakers on the occasion reiterated their resolve to work for socio-economic uplift of the country. A large number of people belonging to different walks of life attended the ceremony.