Nation observes Defense Day with fervor
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Defense Day of Pakistan is being observed on Wednesday with renewed pledge and commitment for the defense of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.
It was on 6th of September in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night and attacked Pakistan but ever vigilant armed forces solidly backed by the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy.
The day dawned with 31-gun salute at the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals.
The day dawned with special prayers for the sovereignty solidarity and integrity of the country. Special prayers were offered for the eternal peace of the martyred army personnel. Special ceremonies are being held at all units and formation of the Pakistan Armed Forces.
The Day was observed with zeal and fervor to pay homage to Shuhada (martyrs), who laid down their lives in defense of the motherland.
A number of functions will be held across the country to mark the day. Main function of the day will be held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi to pay tributes to the martyrs.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have said that Pakistan is fully capable of defeating aggression. They paid homage to all those who laid down their lives in defending the motherland.
The President said the government has launched National Action Plan under which the armed forces, police and law enforcement agencies are successfully rooting out the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.
The Prime Minister said that we can only defeat our enemies through strict adherence to the cardinal principles of unity, faith and discipline laid down by the Father of the Nation.
He said that Pakistan is on the path of accelerated development and we are being viewed as an emerging economy by the global Economic community.
He said that Pakistan’s military has been victorious in the war against terror and has proved its professional excellence. Operations Zarb-e-Azb, Raddul Fasaad and Khyber-4 have broken the backbone of terrorists.