In his address to the country on Defence Day, PM Imran Khan pledged to keep exposing the true face of a radicalized India to the world.
Every year on September 6, Pakistan commemorates and pays great homage to military forces martyrs and Ghazis, as well as heroes from other walks of life, who gave their lives defending the country against Indian troops during the 1965 war.
In a statement, the PM said the government “will continue to expose the real face of radicalized India” adding that due to his government’s aggressive diplomacy, the world was convinced that persecution of occupied Kashmir must soon come to an end.
“The saner international elements do recognize our role for peace”, he added.
However, the prime minister cautioned India not to misinterpret Pakistan’s desire for peace as a sign of weakness, stating that “it must be reciprocated for the sake of economic wellbeing and peoples’ prosperity in the entire region.”
The prime minister paid homage to Pakistan’s Armed Forces, stating that when India invaded Pakistan during the 1965 war, the whole country rallied to their defense.
The prime minister said in his speech that some people came out with their bare hands to support the Pakistan Army.
“Such a display of national unity galvanized the already spirited armed forces in their fearless fight against the enemy, which has no parallel in history,” he remarked.
The prime minister said that Pakistan’s brave soldiers, officers, pilots, and sailors demonstrated to the world that they were always ready to protect every inch of the country at any cost.
He stated that they battled courageously and without regard for their own lives, defending the borders by making tremendous sacrifices.
“This magnificent day, September 6, comes each year to let us pay rich tributes in particular to our heroes, the Ghazis and Shuhada, and the gallant armed forces overall, who have always been nation’s hope and pride.
“We salute the valiant sons of soil for laying down their precious lives in defense of their country. We pay homage to the families of Shuhada for sacrificing their loved ones in the defense of motherland”, added the PM.
The prime minister said Pakistan still faced danger from its enemy, adding that it has not accepted its existence. “The two-decades-long war against terror, creating disturbances and carrying out sabotage activities inside Pakistan or new waves of unleashed propaganda through cyber warfare and spy software” was evidence of that.
He emphasized that India has a history of committing acts of terrorism against Pakistan, often utilizing Afghan land to sow instability in the country.
“On this day we not only condemn those involved in such heinous acts but also pay special tributes to our valiant armed forces who have rendered invaluable sacrifices for our motherland”, he said, adding that the world must hold India accountable for its rogue behavior.
“We commend the proactive and timely response of our security forces; India today stands exposed before the world community for its bid to hamper peace in the region, especially with reference to Pakistan.”
“My message on this day to the valiant armed forces is that together, we have come a long way in the struggle for making Pakistan’s defense strong and impregnable”, he added.