Pakistan celebrated 51st Defence Day on 6th September with zeal and enthusiasm for defending the integrity and sovereignty of the country. The nation paid tribute to the heroes and martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland Pakistan. The day was started by special prayers for the prosperity and progress of the country. A 31-gun salute was held in the capital city Islamabad and 21-gun salutes were held in other provinces capitals. Quran Khawani was held for the martyrs of the country. One minute silence was also observed across the country. In Karachi guard changing ceremony took place at the Mazar-e-Quaid.
Educational institutes and other organizations arranged programs and functions to celebrate the Defence Day remembering the bravery of the martyrs. Students of University of Lahore (UOL) released a song “Ae Puttar Hattan De” paying a tribute to the brave Soldiers, Policeman and every common man who has lost his life to protect us. The students of UOL belonging to different departments have made a music society of the UOL. Their record label name is “Jehan Films and Production House”. The voices of the participants of the music society are worth listening to. The main aim of the society is to revive the beauty of the traditional cultural music like Ghazals. They hope to provide students of the university a platform for competition, polishing their hidden music talents.
The university of Lahore is one of the distinguished academic institutes which was founded by M. A. Raoof in 1999. It is one of the top private sector institute in Pakistan. It covers all the fields from engineering, medical to social sciences and fine Arts. Recently Global Higher Education Commission has also ranked the University among the top 700 institutes of the world.
It was the dark night of 6th of September, when the Indian forces crossed the border in 1965 for attacking Pakistan. But the nation stood united with Pakistan’s heroic army and foiled the evil plans of the enemy.
President Mamnoon Hussain message for Defence Day
President Mamnoon Hussain said that 6th September is a milestone in the history of Pakistan, when 51 years ago the Pakistan Army and the Pakistani nation stood together and fearlessly defended the country from the enemies. He also said that Successful Zarb-e-Azb operation has resulted in improved security situation and peace in the country. The nation praises and pays tribute to the brave soldiers of the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif message
On September 6 in 1965 our brave armed forces had given a clear message to the enemy about the independence of the country. We have attained self-reliance in production of advanced weapons and our nuclear capability is the hallmark of our strong defence. We do not want to join the arms race in the region, however, will continue to ensure balance in the region. We have a clear stance on Kashmir and believe that the solution of this issue only lies in the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people.”
We salute our brave martyrs who sacrificed themselves for us. Pakistan Zindabad!