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The entire nation along with the armed forces of the country is celebrating the Defence Day on Thursday with a solemnized pledge to continue to defend of the geographical, ideological boundaries and territorial integrity of the motherland.

The day dawned with the gun salute, 31 in federal and 21 in the provincial capitals. Special prayers in all mosques, especially of those in defence formations held asking for well being and prosperity of the country.

Fateha and Quran Khawani also held for those who laid their lives in the line to serve the nation, opting to embrace supreme sacrifice.

Wreath laying ceremonies conducted at the mausoleums of the recipients of Nishane Haider (highest gallantry award) which was attended by the senior officers of the respective areas across the country.

Special events will be held at the defence formations where defence equipment will be displayed for the information and knowledge of the entire folk with special regard to the youth.

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