Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan’s defence is impregnable and the armed forces and the people of Pakistan are fully prepared to safeguard country’s national frontiers.In a message on the Defence Day, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan was a peace-loving country and did not harbour any aggressive and expansionist designs against anyone.“But our love for peace should not be construed as our weakness,” Gilani said and warned “we can pay the enemy in the same coin if anyone dares any misadventure.”
Prime Minister Gilani said that Pakistan had the distinct honour of being the world’s seventh nuclear power and the first one to attain this capability in the Islamic world.
“Our nuclear programme is safe in every respect. Pakistan’s defence is impregnable, our armed forces and the people of Pakistan are fully prepared to defend the national frontiers.”
He said that Pakistan was playing a decisive role in the fight against terrorism to make world a hub of peace and noted that the world acknowledges its role in this regard.
The Prime Minister reiterated his resolve to continue to make efforts for the establishment of peace and make sure that scourge of terrorism was eliminated.
He recalled that the Defence Day was a reflection of national determination that Pakistan was a peace-loving country. He said 46 years ago on this very day, the people of Pakistan stood up for the defence of country’s territorial frontiers and national sovereignty.
“The enemy’s erroneous assumption to establish its foothold on our motherland foiled because of our valiant sons of the soil.”
“The way our armed forces discharged their duty of defending the frontiers of the motherland by sheer bravery has gone into the annals of military history,” he said.
He said the entire nation forged unity in its ranks and stood shoulder to shoulder along its armed forces in this hour of trial.
Gilani said that Pakistanis stood as one as a wall of lead, and said the memory of those days still warmed hearts and ignited passion of patriotism even today.
The Prime Minister said while celebrating the heroic sacrifices of martyrs and ghazis of September war “let us vow to shed our blood to the last drop in defence of our motherland and keep the national flag flying high.”
Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September every year in Pakistan. It is celebrated on the memory of martyred people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defence of the country. Pak – India War II was fought in 1965. This was was ended on 6th September and both countries stopped damaging each other by using weapons etc. on 6th September, Defence Day of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This war affected financially both countries but none of them could dominate. As Pakistan remained saved, Defence Day is celebrated on 6th September.
Pakistan and India, both countries fought that war for the issue of Kashmir but this issue remained unsolved. A lot of people lost their lives from both countries and a lot of weapons were used. Atlast on 6th September, this war was ended with the support of UN.
Pakistan celebrates this day yet just for telling native of Pakistan that how people were brave at the critical time and were proud of offering sacrifices of their lives for the defence of Pakistan. Everyone must be wise and brave like martyred people at any critical time. No one should feel any kind of hesitation for offering sacrifice of his life at the time of need.
The day of 6th September starts with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan. President and Prime Minister and many ministers of Islamic Republic of Pakistan address on 6th September from special functions of Defence Day.
Army officers like Captain Sarwar Shaheed,Major Tufail Shaheed,Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed,Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed,Sawar Muhammad Hussain , Lance Naik Mehfooz Shaheed, Shaheed Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, Captain Karnal Sher Shaheed and Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed gave sacrifices of their life and were awarded with “ Nishan-e-Hairder “ on 6th September, 1965. Nishan-e-Haider is a special batch which is given to brave martyred people in Pakistan who leave remarkable examples of bravery and sacrifices for nation.
Army of Pakistan displays the latest missiles, tanks, guns, army aviation helicopters and armament being used by Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Corps, Army Air Defence, Signals, Army Service Corps and Army Medical Corps live on various places. Everyone is allowed to watch such functions live by going to the specific places. These shows are displayed on national channels as well. National songs and special documents about 6th September, 1965 and martyred people of 6th September are displayed on TV. It is told to people how people gave sacrifices for the defence of the country and what is the responsibility of young generation now.
An environment of patriot passion is generated in the whole county on Defence Day. Everyone decides in his mind he will do such works which will be significant for the country and pray for the independence of the country.