Opening of the “20th January Martyrs Spring” built at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's initiative in Punjab Province of Pakistan took place, January 16.
At a ceremony organized at Ibn-e-Haldun Academy in the city of Gucharkhan, Rector of the Academy Gazi Mohammad Imran talked about the 20th January tragedy committed 25 years ago in Baku. Head of the district municipality Raja Rizvan Nazim, representative of the Education Ministry Mahammad Azad and well-known politician Mushtag Ishtiag Choudru talked about the tragedy of the 20th January.
Secretary General of the Azerbaijan-Pakistan Media Forum Raja Javid Batty too delivered a speech at the ceremony. He mentioned that the “20th January Martyrs Spring” was built at the initiative and with the support of Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva. According to Raja Javid Batty, within the framework of the project, two artesian wells to be operated using alternate energy have been drilled in the region suffering from water shortage. He thanked Mehriban Aliyeva and the people of Azerbaijan for the works done.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Dashgyn Shikarov informed the attendees of the event about the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Daghlyg Garabagh conflict, and the Bloody January events.
At the end of the ceremony, small scenes reflecting the Black January were shown by the students studying at the Academy.