Defence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with national fervour and enthusiasm all over the country on Tuesday. On 6th September 1965, Pakistan’s valiant armed forces and the entire nation stood united to foil the nefarious designs of the enemy against territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. The day commenced with special prayers in mosques for the peace, prosperity and solidarity of the country and to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the protection of their motherland.
Countrywide Programs were held to appreciate the services of our brave soldiers and to pay tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan. The 51th Defence Day of Pakistan was also celebrated in Azad Jammu and in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Civil society, educational institutions held events to pay tributes to the martyrs of the 1965 war, strong commitment highlighted that nation and armed forces will defend motherland in the face of aggression of any sort by enemies of the country.
The celebrations each year provide opportunity to the people to acknowledge the services of the personnel of the armed forces. Pakistan army has successfully launched military operation Zarb-e-Azb to eliminate terrorism from the country. Pakistan Army is rendering invaluable sacrifices for purging the country of the menace of terrorism; we must stand with them shoulder to shoulder. It is high time that nation must be united like it was in 1965, to uproot terrorism from our beloved country. We can defeat all internal and external threats through unity.
Indeed, the 1965 war is a glorious chapter in the defence history of Pakistan.