Nation stands united alongside armed forces to thwart ‘evil designs’ against Pakistan, says PM on Defence Day – Pakistan

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Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar stated on Wednesday that the complete nation stood united alongside the nation’s armed forces to thwart “evil designs” against Pakistan’s prosperity and integrity.

The premier made the remarks because the nation marked its 58th Defence Day to commemorate the sacrifices of fallen heroes throughout the 1965 struggle.

The day dawned with 31-gun salute on the federal capital and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals. Change of guard ceremonies have been additionally held on the mausoleums of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal in Karachi and Lahore, respectively.

In his message for Defence Day, Kakar stated that September 6 was remembered as a day of vigour, bravery, braveness and resilience.

A report by Radio Pakistan quoted Kakar as saying, “This superb day, the place the complete Pakistani nation stood facet by facet with its armed forces, calls upon us to make a pledge to renew the spirit of loyalty and repair to Pakistan and pay tribute to valiant sons of the soil who embraced martyrdom whereas making certain safety of the nation.”

The premier additional stated that the nation’s defence was not restricted to September 6 and stretched “a complete lifetime and encompasses all dimensions of bodily and ideological frontiers which want to be guarded”.

He stated that at a time when Pakistan was confronted with a number of safety challenges, within the type of extremism, terrorism and exterior aggression, the complete nation “stood united alongside their defence forces, to thwart evil designs against the integrity and prosperity of Pakistan”.

Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi stated that Defence Day was noticed to pay tribute to those that had sacrificed their lives for the nation.

“On this present day, 58 years in the past, our armed forces and the complete Pakistani nation displayed extraordinary braveness and indomitable spirit, and thwarted the evil designs of the enemy. The 1965 struggle stands out in our historical past as a logo of unwavering nationwide resolve, preparedness, professionalism, patriotism and sacrifice,” he stated in his message.

“Our ghazis deserve respect for giving a tit-for-tat response to enemy’s assaults on Lahore, Sialkot and different sectors. Our troopers and the nation fought with ardour in 1965 and so they proceed to show the identical braveness, dedication {and professional} excellence in all testing instances,” the president stated,

He went on to say that the armed forces had displayed the identical spirit throughout the two decade-lengthy struggle against terrorism and extremism.

“Our successes on this asymmetrical struggle are [a] testimony to our armed forces’ capability to evolve into a singular drive being able to match the trendy-day fight necessities. On this present day, we reiterate Pakistan’s dedication to peace and its coverage of peaceable coexistence.”

Alvi additionally talked about occupied Kashmir, saying that the area was awaiting the decision of the problem.

“This dispute has to be resolved as per the UN Security Council Resolutions for making certain peace, safety, and growth within the area. Today, we additionally bear in mind the sacrifices of Kashmiri folks, ladies and kids, which they’ve rendered throughout the many years-lengthy wrestle for his or her proper to self-willpower. Pakistan will proceed to lengthen its ethical and diplomatic assist to the Kashmiri folks’s simply wrestle for his or her proper to select their very own future,” he stated.

He additional stated that the day referred to as for preserving the state’s sovereignty, integrity and honour first. “Pakistan is the centre of our hopes. On this Defence and Martyrs Day, we proceed to honour and respect the little children of soil, who by no means hesitate in giving their very own life for the defence of motherland, its growth and prosperity,” he stated.

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