ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan's nation has the capacity to defend the rights of Kashmiri people.
In his message on Defence and Martyrs Day
, he said on this day we are also expressing solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
The foreign minister said Pakistan and Kashmiris categorically reject the Indian illegal and unilateral actions in Occupied Kashmir.
In his message, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed
said that every children of Pakistan is ready to sacrifice his life for saving its motherland in any tested time. Saluting the martyrs, he said that every martyr is Pakistani asset.”
Commenting on the Kashmir situation, the minister said that the blunder of stripping Article 370 in Occupied Kashmir by fascist Modi’s government will go in favour of the Kashmiri people. “Due to the Modi’s mistake, the Kashmir will get independence,” he maintained.
Today, the nation is observing Defence Day
and Kashmir Solidarity Day with national fervor.
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.