Pakistan is commemorating Defense Day today, paying respect to the country’s military services martyrs who gave their lives on September 6, 1965, to preserve their nation. The country reiterated its determination to protect itself against any threats.
The theme for this year’s Defense and Martyrs’ Day is “Our martyrs, our pride, a homage to all the relatives of ghazis and Shaheeds.”
In 1965, India crossed the international border in the middle of the night with the intention of attacking Pakistan; however, the whole nation, with the assistance of its military forces, stopped the invasion, effectively driving the enemy back to where they came from.
A change of guard ceremony was also performed at the Quaid’s tomb to commemorate Defense Day, during which cadets from the PAF Asghar Khan Academy undertook ceremonial guard responsibilities at the monument.
The day started with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute in each province’s capital.
President and Prime Minister’s Message
In his speech on Defence Day, President Alvi pledged that Pakistan will never compromise its integrity, and expressed confidence that the spirit of September 6 has inspired Pakistan to stay tough and resolute in the face of adversity.
“We are currently engaged in a hybrid war being conducted against us. I applaud the security agencies for their unwavering efforts to expose the enemy’s clandestine operations “He went on to say
“We stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in their rightful struggle for the right to self-determination granted by UN Security Council resolutions.”
The President also recognized the families of the troops who have given their lives in the service of the country, commending them for their strength and tolerance.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in paying homage, acknowledged their sacrifices to keep the country safe and secure against all forms of attack.
“My message to the gallant Armed Forces on this day is that we have gone a long way together in the battle to make Pakistan’s defence robust and impenetrable,” he added.
“Let us pay respect to our Shuhada and ghazis and renew our commitment to defending Pakistan, ensuring its security, and preserving its sovereignty at all costs. Zindabad, Pakistan Armed Forces. Paindabad, Pakistan “The prime minister insisted.
Nation pays tribute on social media
Meanwhile, hashtags #ShuhadaKoSalam and “MM Alam” are also trending on Twitter, where Pakistani social media paying tribute to the heroes of the country.