RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday that solidarity will be shown with the Kashmiris in the occupied valley on Friday (Sept 6) as earlier announced by the government.
Addressing a conference related to the Defence Day, the DG ISPR said that this year there is a change in the format of the Defence Day ceremony and the main ceremony will be held at the general headquarters.
The ceremony will be held in the morning instead of the evening this year which will only be attended by the ghazis (victors) and families of the martyrs, said Maj Gen Ghafoor.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will meet the families of the martyrs and ghazis, said Pakistan Army’s media wing.
COAS will lay floral wreaths at Yadgaar-e-Shuhada, ISPR added.
The ceremonies will be held on Defence Day across the country and the pictures of the martyrs will be put on display. While “Kashmir banay ga Pakistan (Kashmir will be made a part of Pakistan)” theme will be included in the Defence Day ceremonies, said the Army media cell.
In solidarity with the Kashmiris under the Indian occupation, at 12 pm on Sept 6, the national anthem and Kashmir’s anthem will be played together, stated the DG ISPR.
As per the government’s plan, at 12 pm, sirens will be rung across the country in solidarity with the Kashmiris on August 30 as well, DG ISPR said.
The showbiz personalities, media personnel, and national heroes among others will attend the ceremonies, DG ISPR further added.