PM Shehbaz sharif posted a tweet remembering Defence and Martyrs’ Day, he also stated that it is very important for the nation to “summon the spirit of 1965” as the country grapples with historic floods and other challenges.
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In what was perhaps his most important address since taking office, PM Sharif spoke at length about the need for unity and cooperation in order to overcome these challenges.
He also mentioned that Pakistan is not alone in facing these challenges: “We are all aware that Pakistan is not alone at this time. Millions of people around the world have been affected by floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.”
He said that those who want to break this bond between the people and the armed forces are not friends of Pakistan. The prime minister also paid tribute to martyrs who laid down their lives in defense of the motherland.
Referring to former PM Imran Khan’s accusative remarks regarding the selection of the army chief, PM Shehbaz Sharif expressed that we should supreme the bond between the army and the people as “one nation”.
Imran Khan had earlier said that he believed General Qamar Javed Bajwa was chosen as the next COAS because he was “loyal to the former president”. He later issued a clarification after being accused of insulting Pakistan’s armed forces.
PM Shehbaz Sharif today(Tuesday) paid tribute to the martyrs and Ghazis who sacrificed their lives in defense of the motherland against Indian aggression.
The entire nation stands united today(Tuesday) as we pay our respects to those who put their lives on the line for the sake of our country, he said.
The day is marked with a 21-gun salute along with special prayers in mosques, shrines, and other religious places across the country. It is also observed as a holiday in public schools throughout Pakistan.
The day commemorates the sacrifices made by thousands of soldiers who laid down their lives for their country in 1965. It pays tribute to those who have fallen heroically defending Pakistan during wars, operations, and military engagements since then.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif remembered and paid tribute to the martyrs, including;
Maj Aziz Bhatti, Major Shabbir Sharif, Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Rafiqui, Major Muhammad Ziauddin Uppal, and several others, sacrificed themselves completely on this historic day to save their motherland.
In his message on the occasion of ‘Defence and Martyrs Day of Pakistan’, Shehbaz appreciated “the valiant armed forces and the brave Pakistani nation” for hunting down the monsters of terrorism and extremism in an extremely tough and long struggle.