Defence & Martyrs Day Today
Defence and martyrs day is being observed today to pay homage to the martyrs and ghazis who became a rock solid wall to defend the motherland against the aggression of enemy.
It was on this day in 1965 that indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation and the armed forces foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy.
Special prayers were offered after fajr prayers in mosques for progress and prosperity of the country.
Fateha and Quran khawani is also being held for the martyrs.
Main ceremony of the day will be held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi from 8 PM to 10 PM to pay homage to the martyrs and their families.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will be chief guest on the occasion.
The ceremony will be attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, three services chiefs, ministers, senators, MNAs, ambassadors, diplomats, military and civilian officials and people from various walks of life.
A number of functions are being held across the country to mark the day.
Functions, seminars and rallies are also being organized in Azad Kashmir to highlight significance of the day.