Kashmir Hour observed at the IBA, Karachi
August 30, 2019: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi observed Kashmir Hour at the Main Campus on account of the recent events of violation of human rights by the Indian government in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir as declared by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The event was attended by Executive Director, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Associate Dean, Dr. Huma Baqai, IBA staff, faculty and students.The session started with the national anthem of Pakistan followed by the Kashmir anthem.
Dr. Baqai applauded the participation and turn out of the student body for showing support for Kashmiris. Dr. Baqai analyzed the current situation of Kashmir; Pakistan’s position; and the global stance on Kashmir. “There is a consensus that the largest prison on earth is Kashmir because it is the region under militarized curfew for three weeks now.” She highlighted the violation of human rights in the region and emphasized on the need for Pakistan to consolidate its diplomatic support.
The session was then opened up for a Q&A session where many students and faculty members expressed their concerns about the plight of their Kashmiri brethren and the role government and Pakistani public needs to play to showcase the atrocities meted out by India. The audience was unison in their demands for demilitarization of Kashmir. The session culminated with a one-minute silence observed for Kashmiris. This was followed by a march outside the premises of the Institute in which students, staff and faculty carried placards and Kashmiri flags and chanted slogans in support of Kashmir.