The Pakistani nation celebrated the 50th Defense Day, along with the armed forces; to praise their bravery and demonstration of strength, during the time of the 1965 war; which is a true depiction of courage and sacrifice.
Defense Day – A pledge to preserve the integrity of Pakistan
The defense day, this year was celebrated all across the country, on Tuesday with the sole pledge of continuing to “defend” the “geographical” and “ideological” boundaries as well as “territorial integrity” of the motherland.
The day dawned with gun salute — 31 in federal and 21 in the provincial capitals. Special prayers, especially of those in defense formations, will be held asking for the well-being and prosperity of the country.
The main function to take place at the GHQ lawns
Fateha and Quran Khawani was also held for those who laid down their lives to serve the nation, opting to embrace the supreme sacrifice.
The main function to highlight the significance of the day will be held at the lawns of General Headquarters (GHQ), where army chief General Raheel Sharif will address the guests inclusive of next of kin of ‘Shuhda’, besides ‘Ghazis’; which will be attended by the people from all the walks of life.