Muzaffarabad: The twelfth death anniversary of founding president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan would be observed in the state today (Friday)
There will be public holiday in the state while various special ceremonies are being organized to pay tributes to the legendary leader who had played a critical role in Kashmir’s liberation struggle in 1947 and later served four terms in office of the president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
He was given title Ghazi-e- Millat by the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for his crucial role in liberation struggle against the Dogra dynastic rule during the turbulent years of 1947-48.
The AJK government, political parties, religious and social organizations have chalked out different programs to mark the day and pay homage to Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, who had also honour to get passed a resolution seeking Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan at his Srinagar residence in 1947.
The biggest anniversary function would be organized in Central Press Club Muzaffarabad on Friday (today) where AJK Prime Minster Choudry Abdul Majeed leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (AJK Chapter) would pay tributes to Ghazi-e-Millat Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan.
Sardar Ibhrahim Khan who obtained his LLB from the University of London in 1943, began his practice as a prosecutor in 1943 at Mirpur. He completed his BVC from Lincoln’s Inn and became the first barrister of Kashmir.
He died in Islamabad in 2003 after a prolonged illness. He was laid to rest in his native village in Rawalakot of Poonch District the same day.
The state government also announced to observed Accession to Pakistan Resolution Day on Friday, which has been traditionally observed on July 19, but this year went uncelebrated due to Eid ul Fitar Holidays.