Monday The Pakistani nation gave a befitting tribute to the country’s armed forces, who lay down their lives for the motherland, as it recognized Defence Day with traditional spirit and passion. On 6th September 1965, the armed forces of Pakistan famously thwarted an Indian attack in the dead of night. Pakistan’s army pushes back the enemy in a powerful defense that impressed the whole nation back to its troops during the war. This Defense Day theme is Our martyrs our pride, a tribute to all the families associating with ghazis and Shaheeds.
Across the country, special prayers in mosques were offered at Fajr for the love and success of the country. Devotions and prayers for the freedom of the people of occupied Kashmir against the Indian forces were also presented. A change of guard ceremony was also taken at the Quaid’s tomb. Cadets of PAF Asghar Khan Academy arrogated ceremonial guard duties at the tomb. Quran Khawanis for the martyred also being held over the country.
The day started with the 21-gun salute in the provincial cities & the 31-gun salute in Islamabad. The media is also displaying specific programs covering national songs, interviews of the families of the martyrs. President Alvi in his message on Defence Day affirmed that Pakistan would never compromise its honor. We stand by the people of Kashmir in their fight for the right to self-determination supported under the UN Security Council recommendations. Alvi hailed families of the soldiers who have laid down their lives for the country.
PM Imran Khan also paid eulogy to the courageous soldiers of the Pakistan Army, acknowledging their struggles to keep the country safe and guarded against all kinds of invasion. While PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated that the sacrifices of the martyrs and the strong unity of the people of Pakistan are our strength and the guarantee of our glorious future. Bilawal stated that the befitting commemoration of Defence Day of Pakistan is preserving geology, ideology, and democracy.