Nation to celebrate Defence Day tomorrow


KARACHI: Nation will celebrate 50th Defense of Pakistan Day tomorrow with national zeal and fervor to pay homage to martyrs who rendered supreme sacrifice in defence of the motherland.


On 6th September 1965, Pakistan’s valiant armed forces and the entire nation stood united to foil the nefarious designs of the enemy who had dared cast an evil eye on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.

The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the nation.

Tribute will be paid to the martyrs of 1965 war by observing one minute silence at 9.29 am. This will follow airing of national anthem by all broadcasting networks at 9.30 am.

Numerous functions will be held all across the country to mark the day. The civil society will actively take part in these programmes to highlight the strong commitment of the nation and the armed forces to defend the motherland in the face of aggression by India.

Main functions of the day will be held at General Headquarters Rawalpindi and Convention Centre in Islamabad to pay tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan.

In this connection, there will be fireworks in the night at F-9 Park Islamabad today. Entry into the park will be free of cost for the general public.