The Defense Day of Pakistan is being observed on Wednesday with renewed pledge and commitment for the defense of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.
It was on 6th of September in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night and attacked Pakistan but ever vigilant armed forces solidly backed by the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy.
The day dawned with 31-gun salute at the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals.
The day dawned with special prayers for the sovereignty solidarity and integrity of the country. Special prayers were offered for the eternal peace of the martyred army personnel. Special ceremonies are being held at all units and formation of the Pakistan Armed Forces.
The Day was observed with zeal and fervor to pay homage to Shuhada (martyrs), who laid down their lives in defense of the motherland.
A number of functions will be held across the country to mark the day. Main function of the day will be held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi to pay tributes to the martyrs.