The nation celebrates 50th anniversary of Defence Day, regarded as the day to pay homage and tribute to the heroes of Pakistani nation during 1965 Pakistan-India war.
Pakistani ’empowered’ with patriotism and courage tackled Indian attacks, realising them; to mess with Pakistan is not a piece of cake.
The day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices of Pakistan armed forces and of the the civilians. Pakistan Air force with their utmost brilliance played pivotal role in upholding Pakistan at the time of war.
Celebrations all across the country:
Special Nawafil and prayers were offered after Fajar prayers in remembrance of martyrs and for future prosperity of the nation.
Different functions were held throughout the country, most importantly fly-past March by PAF was held at F-9 Park in Islamabad and other central most event was held at General Headquarter (GHQ).
The change of guard ceremony at Mazar-e-Quaid (Mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Jinnah) in Karachi was held, Air Vice Marshall Asim Zaheer was the chief guest of the ceremony.
As celebrating Golden Jubilee of the Defence Day, the celebrations of today begun with a 31-gun Salute in the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute at the provincial capitals.
Special homage on the Golden Jubilee
The Government of Pakistan paying tribute to the heroes announced:
One minute silence in remembrance of martyrs.
Sirens were alarmed at 09:29am to make sure the ‘1 minute silence ’country-wide.
National Anthems were on aired from 09:30am-09:32am on all the TV channels and Radio stations around the country.