ISLAMABAD: The Defence of Pakistan Day is being celebrated today with a commitment to render every sacrifice for the defence and security of the country. On this day in 1965 our valiant Armed Forces and the entire nation stood united to thwart the nefarious design of the adversary, which had dared cast an evil eye on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our motherland.
The day will dawn with Quran Khawani in all the principal mosques for the souls of martyrs. Special prayers will also be offered for the solidarity, prosperity and integrity of the country and liberation of occupied Muslim territories including Kashmir and Palestine. Floral wreaths will also be laid on the graves of martyrs to commemorate their sacrifices.
Hoisting of Hilal-e-Istaqlal ceremonies will be held in Lahore, Sialkot and Sargodha. Fauji melas will be held in various army garrisons. A salient feature of the Day will be ground and air shows by the PAF aircraft at the PAF bases in various cities.-SANA