Karachi, 06 Sept 23: Pakistan Navy celebrated Defence Day of Pakistan with reverence and effervescent spirit. The day was observed to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of our Armed Forces, Shuhada, Ghazis, and national heroes who stood against the enemy with unparalleled display of unity and tenacity during the 1965 Indo-Pak War.
In his message on the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi paid homage to the Shuhada and Ghazis who repulsed the blatant aggression of the enemy and foiled its nefarious designs with the support of our people. The day displays the spirit of unity and sacrifice in the defence of our motherland and glorifies the indomitable bond of our Nation and the Armed Forces to stand together in the face of adversity and belligerence. The Admiral reiterated that the Pakistan Navy maintains perpetual readiness to deter war, ensure maritime defence and proactively contributes to nation building initiatives.
The day dawned with special prayers offered in all naval mosques for preservation of integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan. Quran Khawani were held for interminable peace of Shuhada of the 1965 war. Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf laid floral wreath at Shuhada’s Monument at Naval Headquarters Islamabad, interacted with the families of Shuhada and offered Fateha. Wreath laying ceremonies and Fateha Khawani were also held at Shuhada’s memorials at Field Command Headquarters.
Flag hoisting ceremonies were held at all naval units and establishments wherein Commanding Officers of all units and establishments addressed special gatherings of officers and men and highlighted the significance of the day. All ships and establishments were decorated and illuminated in accordance with naval traditions. Other activities of the day included various sports matches in Pakistan Navy units.
Director General Public Relations (Navy)