Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has stated that those engaged in negative politics in the backdrop of corona pandemic have faced defeat. The opposition should shun their politics of deceit and stop point-scoring over the corona. In a statement, the CM maintained that anti-corona policy has proved successful and the smart lockdown helped in overcoming the pandemic. It is sanguine that the anti-corona policy of Prime Minister Imran Khan has also been acknowledged at the global level. It is regretted that opposition has no strategy and they have also lost their credibility in the public, he added. The CM lamented that opposition leaders engaged in making tall claims have done nothing practically. They are isolated and have left the people alone, he said. On the other side, the government has undertaken timely and sane decisions while the opposition tried to weaken national unity, the CM added. Usman Buzdar has extended greetings to the nation and appealed to celebrate Eidul Azha with simplicity due to the corona. In his message, the CM expressed the satisfaction that anti-corona steps have proved useful. However, the nation should remain watchful and follow the SOPs because it is the matter of protection of human lives, he maintained. We also pay tributes to those who have sacrificed their lives due to corona, he added. The CM said the Eidul Azha is the festival of sacrifice and sharing happiness. It is our social obligation to help alleviate the indigent strata, he said. We should also commit to avoiding social evils like backbiting, hypocrisy and lies. The Pakistanis should show unswerving probity and leave behind the societal curse of criticism for the sake of criticism and levelling baseless allegations for the sake of allegations so that the country could move forward. We should also remember the brave sons who have sacrificed their lives for the protection of motherland, he added. He stressed that ensuring participation of the heirs of the martyrs in the joys of Eid is our collective responsibility. Similarly, we should also remember oppressed Kashmiris who are a continued victim of Indian state-sponsored tyranny in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The mistreated Kashmiris are celebrating eid under lockdown, being continued for the last 12 months, in Indian Occupied Kashmir. They are hapless victims of tyrannical Indian policies, he deplored. The CM regretted the immoral, illegal and unconstitutional steps of the Hindu supremacist Modi regime have deprived the Kashmiris of their joys of eid. I salute my Kashmiri brethren on this eid and we should promote the passion of brotherhood by avoiding internal differences. Today, we should also give a message of jointly working hard for national development, the CM said. On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, 5th of August will be celebrated as Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir in the whole of the province. A rally will be brought out from CM Office to Governor’s House to be attended by CM Usman Buzdar, parliamentarians, party leaders and important personalities. Similar rallies and functions will also be held at divisional level and observance of corona SOPs will be ensured. The participants will record their peaceful agitation against Indian brutality and aggression while wearing black ribbons. In this regard, CM regretted that oppressed Kashmiris are forced to live under Indian oppression as 12 months have passed to illegal lockdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The Indian illegal occupation of Occupied Kashmir has turned into the century’s biggest humanitarian crisis and tragedy which also describes the impassiveness of the international community. While the world is in slumber on Indian cruelties against Kashmiris, Pakistan is not silent and it will continue to firmly stand with Kashmiris with vigour and zeal, he added. India will have to be accountable for its every cruelty and the blood of martyred Kashmiris will give way to the freedom of Kashmiris. The PTI government will fight the case of Indian Occupied Kashmir at every forum and it is appreciable that Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented this case with full zeal at different fora, the CM concluded.