(Muhammad Yasir) Lahore 6th September 2020,
Pakistani nation is celebrating Defence Day with patriotic zeal to commemorate the sacrifices and valor of the armed forces against Indian aggression in the September 1965 war. Public and private organizations, educational institutions and the armed forces holding virtual ceremonies (Due to Corona Pandemic) to pay homage to the martyrs and ghazis of Indo-Pak 1965 war.
Citizens offered special prayers for the solidarity, integrity and independence of the motherland in all the mosques after Fajr prayers besides 31-gun salute at the federal capital and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals. An special wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at the graves of the September 1965 war including the Nishan e Haider Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed.
At an investiture ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President Dr Arif Alvi will confer military awards upon officers and soldiers. In his message on Defence Day, President Alvi said we have successfully defeated terrorism and extremism and are now on the path towards economic prosperity.
He said Pakistan has made serious efforts towards securing peace in the region but unfortunately our enemy has hostile designs against us. We reaffirm our pledge that we will continue to support the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle till the realisation of their right to self-determination, he vowed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the nation and armed forces proved that rather than size, it’s courage and devotion that matters most. He said with the abrogation of articles 370 and 35-A of its constitution, India has not only violated the UN Charter but also unleashed a reign of terror on innocent Kashmiris.
PM Khan said India is also showing an “aggressive posture” on the Line of Control and such provocations are aimed at diverting the world’s attention from its atrocities in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a song on the eve of Defence and Martyrs’ Day to pay tribute to martyrs and heroes.
According to ISPR, the song “Har Ghari Tayyar Kamran” is a remake of an old patriotic song of the ’80s.
Pakistan’s top melody voices; Ali Hamza, Ali Azmat, Ali Noor and Asim Azhar have collaborated for the Defence and Martyrs’ Day. They paid tribute to the services rendered by Pakistan armed forces and its operational readiness.
The music video showcases the sacrifices of Pakistan as a nation in fighting terrorism and the evolution of our Armed Forces as a cutting-edge military structure; second to none.
Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy fought aggressively in the 1965 Pakistan-India war and caused heavy casualties to the Indian side.
Radio Pakistan Lahore will broadcast special drama on national hookup “Sar Uthha Kay Chaly” at 09:10 p.m. while special transmission would be held by Radio Pakistan News and Current Affairs channel which include talks, discussions, interviews of renowned personalities highlighting the significance of the day, whereas, national songs will be part of the transmission.
Special Radio reports based on activities across the country regarding Defence Day celebrations would be part of ‘Radio Khabarnama’ while impressions of the families of martyrs under the title “Ham Nai Bhulay” in program Sukhi Ghar at 11:05 a.m would be broadcast.
Similarly, Pakistan Television (PTV) Lahore Station will also broadcast special program to highlight significance of the day while the other news channels will also run similar programs in connection with the Defence Day.
The historic day of September 6 reminds the nation the traditional vigour and enthusiasm, sending a message loud and clear to hostile India that the Pakistani nation and armed forces are fully prepared to frustrate any designs against the country’s sovereignty and integrity.