COAS thanks guests for attending 'Defence & Martyrs Day' ceremony

Dunya News

The COAS says we displayed Faith-Unity-Discipline as a nation across the country

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday thanked all honourable guests for attending the ‘Defence & Martyrs Day’ ceremony held at the GHQ on September 6.

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor, the COAS said that we displayed ‘Faith-Unity-Discipline’ as a nation across the country.

Gen Bajwa said that same shall take us to our rightful destination, IA (In Sha Allah). Salute to martyrs and their families.

On September 6, the Defence and Martyrs Day of Pakistan was observed with great zeal and fervor to pay homage to the martyrs, who laid down their lives for the defence of motherland.

The main ceremony in connection with the Defence and Martyrs Day was held at teh GHQ.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and First Lady Bushra Imran also attended the to attend a ceremony to commerate Pakistan’s 53rd Defence Day.

COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and other civil and military officials also attended teh ceremony. 

The day dawned with gun salutes, 31 in federal and 21 in the provincial capitals. Special prayers in all mosques, especially of those in defence formations were held praying for well being and prosperity of the country.

Fateha and Quran Khawani was also held for those who laid their lives in the line to serve the nation, opting to embrace supreme sacrifice. Wreath laying ceremonies took place at the mausoleums of the recipients of Nishane Haider (highest gallantry award) which was attended by the senior officers of the respective areas across the country.