The main ceremony of Defence and Martyrs’ Day is being held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to pay tributes to martyrs and their families.
President Arif Alvi, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCS) General Nadeem Raza, federal ministers, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and other senior civil and military officials are in attendance.
Defence and Martyrs Day is being observed across the nation today, September 6, to pay tribute to the country’s martyrs and ghazis to reaffirm Pakistan’s commitment to defend the country against any misadventure.
It was on this day in 1965 that the Indian armed forces crossed the international border to attack Pakistan. However, the nation gave a befitting response and foiled the enemy’s nefarious designs.
The day was observed through various ceremonies held in cities across the country. Special prayers were offered in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the nation.
The day began with a 31-gun salute at the federal capital and 21-gun salutes at provincial capitals.