Defence Day’s central ceremony was organized at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada in GHQ

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Families of martyrs and Ghazi’s were present the Defense Day ceremony held at the Yadgar-e- Shuhada in General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest of the ceremony. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb, leader of the opposition Syed Khurshid Shah were also present among other dignitaries.

Senator Mushahidullah, Abdul Qadir Baloch and Mushahid Hussain were also present in the event. Ambassador of China Sun Weidong, Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Gen (retd) Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif were present on the occasion.

The hosts of the ceremony emphasized on the importance of Defense Day and paid tribute to the families of martyrs and ghazis.
Many singers including Shabnam Majeed, Shehzad Roy and Atif Aslam sung anthems to pay tribute to martyrs of Pakistan’s armed forces and the people of Kashmir who have given endless sacrifices for decades.

The ceremony started with the national anthem of Pakistan. A special feature film was played on Pakistan s 70 year history and different other short films were played to depict the lives of martyrs and their families. 

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