ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The nation observed Defence Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day with national fervor on Friday.
Marking the 54th anniversary of the 1965 Pakistan-India war, the martyrs and ghazis are being tribute. The nation is also reaffirming commitment to defend the motherland against all threats.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy in 1965 on this day.
The day began with a 31-gun salute
in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes
in the all provincial capitals. Special prayers
were also offered after Fajr prayers for the independence of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as well as for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Main ceremony at GHQ Rawalpindi
The main ceremony of the Defence Day held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and paid tributes to the martyrs.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the floral wreath at the martyrs monument. Bereaved families of the martyrs have especially been invited to attend the main ceremony.
Ceremony at mausoleum of Allama Iqbal
A special ceremony was held at the mausoleum of Allama Iqbal in Lahore where Maj Gen Muhammad Aamir laid a wreath on Iqbal’s mausoleum. A contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour.
Ceremony at mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam
A special ceremony
including the changing of the guards was also held at the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi.
PM says Pakistan today faces situation like September 6
Today Pakistan is facing situation like September 6, 1965, says Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message in relation to Pakistan’s National Day.
He said the brave Armed Forces proved on September 6 in 1965 that the country’s defence is unbeatable, adding the day is the symbol of unity in Pakistan’s national history.
“Our Armed forces are ready for the defence of each part of the motherland.”
Imran Khan said the country’s enemy is committing LoC violations and Modi government is breaking hell loose on innocent Kashmiris in the Occupied Kashmir.
“Each and every tactic is being applied to suppress the Kashmiris’ right to determination. We being nation are ready to face and defeat any aggression of the enemy.”
The premier said September 6 is the true symbol of unity in the country’s history as our brave soldiers had sacrificed their lives to protect the motherland.
Pakistan reiterates its solidarity with Kashmiris: President
In his Defence Day message, President Dr Arif Alvi said that today Pakistan was reiterating its solidarity with Kashmiris and renewing the country's resolve to continue supporting Kashmiris right to self-determination.
“We will continue raising their just struggle for freedom at all levels and platforms. Indian brutalities and cruelties cannot suppress their spirit of freedom,” he added.