Defence Day: President praises armed forces, nation

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President Dr Arif Alvi in his messages on the Defence and Martyrs’ Day praised armed forces and nation for carrying the proud legacy of the 1965 war by successfully defeating the monsters of terrorism. President Alvi, in his message, noted that Defence Day reminded of the unprecedented courage and matchless valour displayed by the jawans and officers of Armed Forces who have support and backing of the entire nation.

“On this day, 57 years ago, we thwarted the evil design of the enemy and defeated it on all fronts. In that testing time, not only the Armed Forces of Pakistan fought fearlessly on ground, in air and in waters, but each and every citizen came out to defend and safeguard the motherland,” the President added. He also praised the martyrs who laid down their lives while fighting for the safety and security of motherland. “I also salute the valiant Ghazis who heroically fought while defending every inch of our territory,” he maintained.

The president further said the nation as a whole and the jawans and officers of the Armed Forces have displayed the same ‘Spirit of September’, courage and commitment in all testing times – be it a war imposed by the enemy or a situation emerged out of a national calamity. Today, he said, the nation was paying its rich tributes to the brave sons of the soil, especially the worthy martyrs who laid down their lives while fearlessly and bravely fighting against the enemy, who was much bigger in numerical strength. While they were celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Pakistan’s Independence this year, the prime minister said his message on the day to the sons and daughters of soil was to keep the flame and the spirit of September 6 alive in their hearts, he added.

On this day we thwarted the evil design of the enemy and defeated it on all fronts. In that testing time, not only the Armed Forces of Pakistan fought fearlessly on ground, in air and in waters, but each and every citizen came out to defend and safeguard the motherland. 6th September, therefore, stands out in history as symbol of unwavering national resolve, absolute patriotism, profound professionalism and supreme sacrifice,” he said. “It is the milestone that generations look upon to reinforce their resolve for keeping the defence of homeland dearer than their own lives.

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