KARACHI: Arif Alvi, the president-elect, on the occasion of Defence and Martyrs Day paid tribute to the brave soldiers and martyrs of the country.
While acknowledging the sacrifices of armed forces, Mr. Alvi vowed to always remember the families of martyrs in his prayers.
On the 53rd anniversary of the 1965 war, the nation is celebrating Defence and Martyrs Day Thursday (today) to pay homage to the martyrs and ghazis who stood as solid wall to defend the motherland against the aggression of enemy.
In his message of the Defence Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan believes in peaceful coexistence and wanted to promote mutual cooperation with all its neighbours and the entire world on equal basis.
The Defence Day of Pakistan is not limited to only 6th September but its real spirit remained alive throughout the year, he stated, adding “We present salute and devotion to our Shuhada and Ghazis who performed their duty in defending the motherland.”
The prime minister, while appreciating the courage and professionalism of Armed Forces of Pakistan in eliminating militancy and terrorism, said no doubt their efforts for national development, strengthening of democracy and world peace were laudable.