ISLAMABAD -UNS : The entire nation along with country’s Armed forces will celebrate the Defence Day on Wednesday with a renewed pledge to continue safeguarding the geographical, ideological boundaries and territorial integrity of the motherland.
The Day will dawn with special prayers in the mosques for the well-being and prosperity of the country.
‘Fateha’ and Quran Khawani will be held for those, who laid their lives in the line to serve the nation, opting to embrace the supreme sacrifice.
Floral wreath laying ceremonies will be held at the mausoleums of the recipients of Nishan-e-Haider (the highest gallantry award), which will be attended by the senior officials of the respective areas across the country.
Special events will be held to mark the Day. The national media,both print and electronic have chalked out comprehensive coverage plans of the events to be held in connection with the Day. Newspapers will publish special supplements, while electronic media will telecast and broadcast special programmes, signifying the importance of the Day.
The media would also carry the messages of President, Prime Minister, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in relation to the significance of the Day. Special talk shows will be held on the state-run and private television channels and radio stations across the country.
It was on this day in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan, but ever-vigilant Armed Forces, solidly backed by the nation, foiled nefarious designs of the enemy.