The Defence Day was observed at the Embassy to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the 1965 war. The event was attended by senior military officers of Japan, government officials and Defence Attaché of other countries. Addressing on the occasion, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad highlighted the sacrifices and valor rendered by the Armed Forces in defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan against aggression by a much bigger neighbor in 1965.
The Ambassador added that all must understand that solution to today’s conflicts lies in peace not war as it is key to growth and success of any country or region. He emphasized that Pakistan firmly believes in the philosophy of peaceful neighborhood striving to maintain good relations with all other nations on the basis of respect & equality.
The Ambassador pointed out to the remarkable contribution made by Pakistan in war against terror since 2002 by conducting numerous operations against terrorists in the after math of 9/11. More than 6000 officers and soldiers of law enforcement agencies laid down their lives to defeat these elements and make Pakistan, region and the world a safer place.—PR