Entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with armed forces: Rashid, Ahsan

ISLAMABAD (INP/NNI): Pakistan Navy observed the Defence Day of Pakistan with due solemnity and reverence. The day is observed to commemorate supreme sacrifices of our heroes who stood to the challenge and defeated a much bigger enemy during 1965 Indo-Pak war.

Flag hoisting ceremonies were also held at all Pakistan Navy units and establishments and Chief of the Naval Staff “Order of the Day” was read out. Commanding Officers of all units and establishments addressed special gatherings of officers and men and highlighted significance of the day. All ships and establishments were decorated and illuminated in accordance with naval traditions.

 

In his message, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila paid rich tribute to Ghazis and Shuhuda and said that PN over the years has been transformed into reckonable force and emerged as most important player in the region’s collaborative maritime security paradigm through multinational cooperative engagements with regional and extra regional navies.

 

Muhammad Asif Sandilsaid that Pakistan Navy is fully equipped to meet all kind of challenges that exist across the maritime threat spectrum and remains committed in accordance with national interest to play its due role in the maritime domain and will continue to contribute to regional maritime security.

 

The day dawned with special prayers in all naval mosques for solidarity and integrity of the country. Quran Khwanis were also held for eternal peace of Shuhuda. Wreath laying ceremonies were held at Shuhuda’s memorials at Pakistan Navy Dockyard.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal laid floral wreaths at the monument of Captain Sarwar Shaheed in Singhori, Gujar Khan, on Saturday.

 

Speaking on the occasion, the information minister said the entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces for the defense of the country.

 

Ahsan Iqbal paid tributes to Captain Sarwar Shaheed saying he is a role model for the young generation.

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