Pakistan commemorates 54th Defence Day
Great nations always remember their martyrs. This year Pakistanis commemorate Defense day by visiting the families of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the motherland.
The main ceremony was held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and a floral wreath was laid at the martyrs by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa, marking the anniversary of the 1965 war.
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This year, Defence day is also being observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day to reaffirm the country’s support for the people of occupied Kashmir, who are living in lockdown for over a month now.
Special prayers were offered after dawn prayers for the prosperity of Pakistan and the independence of occupied Kashmir.
Many of the Pakistanis took to social media sharing their special messages on Defence Day and gratitude for martyrs.
“No power on earth can undo Pakistan 🇵🇰 “
On #DefenceAndMartyrsDay let’s pay homage to those valorous sons of this soil who sacrificed their lives for it’s protection & also show solidarity with our armed forces who put their lives at stake to safeguard ours.#PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/FNCQTJL6P4
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) September 6, 2019
To those who protect our land and risk their lives 4us. To those who have claimed ‘shahadat’ 4our motherland – We Salute you & May Allah grant you the highest rank in this life & the hereafter. Duaas with pride 4all those and their families today and everyday #PakistanDefenceDay
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 6, 2019
To the defenders of our skies, to the protectors of our lands, to the guardians of our seas; Salute and respect 🇵🇰 #DefenceDay
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) September 6, 2019
The long road of freedom is paved with the blood of our martyrs. We live as free citizens of #Pakistan because of ultimate sacrifice of life by brave sons of the soil. #PakistanZindabad #DefenceAndMartyrsDay #DefenceDayWithKashmir #DefenceDay2019 #DefenceDay pic.twitter.com/iPVNtfqbEQ
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) September 6, 2019
My salaam to all the brave soldiers who live & die defending our dear homeland, to the bereaved families of martyrs who died in the line of duty & to all the men & women in uniform who stand guard to ensure our peace & security#DefenceandMartyrsDay pic.twitter.com/URFv5Wsvfb
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) September 6, 2019
سلام پاک فوج، رینجرز اور پولیس کے ان شہداء کو جنہوں وطن عزیز اور ہمارے تحفظ کی خاطر اپنی جانیں قربان کیں۔ ملکی سرحدوں کی حفاظت اور دہشتگردی کے خاتمے کیلئے خود کو نچھاور کیا۔ سلام کشمیریوں کی جدوجہد کو جو لاکھوں ظالم بھارتی فوج کی بربریت کے سینہ سپر ہیں۔#DefenceAndMartyrsDay
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) September 6, 2019
Salute to Martyrs who sacrificed their Lives for our beautiful Land🇵🇰 #6thSeptDefenceDay #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/OA4OVNOcuN
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) September 6, 2019
Proud of our Armed Forces & salute the resilience, commitment and bravery of our soldiers who continue to work day & night to protect us and our beautiful Pakistan. A special prayer for our beloved martyrs and their families. May Allah bless them #DefenceDay #DefenceAndMartyrsDay pic.twitter.com/1b0NJRf2qA
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 6, 2019
#DefenceDay of Pakistan, we must not forget those who set a precedent of going the extra mile in defense of their motherland. India must not live in fool's paradise, Pakistan has many Alams/Bhattis/ now who'd do whatever it takes to give you more disgraced heroes like Abhinandan. pic.twitter.com/u4TEYX5nyb
— Air Marshal Shahid Latif – (Retd) (@AMShahidLatif) September 6, 2019
May Allah rest the souls of all martyrs, military and civilian, who laid their lives in the line of duty, or became collateral damage. Let’s all remember that war is never ever a solution to anything! #DefenceDay
— Saadia Bukhari (@SaadiaBukhari) September 6, 2019
Here is a unbiased analysis of 1965 war & why i think Pak won: Pak launched limited scale operation in IOK, Ind responded by full scale invasion of Pak..Pakistan, invaded by a country 5 times its size, defended itself completely & thoroughly. Pakistan ZINDABAD 🇵🇰#DefenceDay
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 6, 2019
6 September #DefenceDay #SalutetoMartyrs
i salute one of the army forces in the world Pakistani army. #PakistanZindabad #PakArmyZindabad #PakistanAirForce pic.twitter.com/ZGfK9CyfM2
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) September 6, 2019
On this day we salute those who guard our border spanning 7000+ kilometres, leave their loved ones to keep the nation safe and rely on nothing but faith and divine guidance. #DefenceDayWithKashmir #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 6, 2019
I pay tribute today to our shuhada, who fought till their last breath to defend our land. I also salute their families for raising such courageous men n women. May the Almighty bless u all. #defencedayandmartyrsday #PakistanZindabad
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) September 6, 2019