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    Pakistan’s defense: a significant day to pay glowing tributes to defenders of Pakistan

    Pakistan’s defense: a significant day to pay glowing tributes to defenders of Pakistan

    PESHAWAR (APP): 6th September 1965 is a significant day in the history of Pakistan as 58 years ago on this day, the brave soldiers of Pakistan had destroyed  the nefarious designs of the enemy and were succeeded in capturing of over 1600 kilometers areas of India.

    Senior Defense Analyst and former Security Law and Order Erstwhile Fata (Now Merged Areas), Brigadier (Retd) Mehmood Shah said that Pakistan’s security forces had occupied over 1,600 kilometers Indian territory during 65 war and was in strong position to capture Dehli if the imposed war continued for few more days.

    “The moral of Indian troops were completely shattered during 65 war. Pakistani forces had reached up to Sutlaj river’s bridge India and can easily occupied Dehli if the war imposed on us by India continued for two more days as PAF and Pakistan Artillery had broken back of the enemy.”

    He said most of enemy officers of 65 war had served with Pakistani commanders during second world war –II and the latter knew about the so called fighting abilities and skills of the former that helped us to frustrate their evil designs

    Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmood Alam popularly known as M.M. Alam shot-down two enemy hunter aircrafts and damaged three others on 6th September 1965 and destroyed five more enemy hunter aircrafts in less than a minute on September 7th that was unprecedented in Pakistan Air Force’s history.

    Brigadier Mehmood said India had attacked Pakistan on September 6, 1965 in darkness without warning or declaration of war by violating all agreements, convention and international laws.

     He said the whole Pakistani nation stood up with their valiant forces against the coward enemy and defeated Indian forces despite limited resources.

     Brigadier Mehmood said national songs of Melody Queen, Noor Jehan had infused new spirit of patriotism in the nation during the said war.

    Meanwhile, the 58th defense day of Pakistan would be celebrated with great national enthusiasm in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

    The day would dawn with special prayers in mosques for progress and prosperity of Pakistan and eternal peace of all martyrs of Pakistan including the recepients of Nishan-e-Haider,  who laid down lives for defense of the country.

    From Chitral to DI Khan and Upper Kohistan to South Waziristan districts,  people from all 38 districts of KP including senior citizens, academics, farmers, civil society, human rights activists, military personnel, farmers, laborers and media men would present glowing tributes to all martyrs and ghazis of Pakistan, who had rendered matchless sacrifices while fighting against the enemy during 1948, 1965 and 1971 wars, 1999 Kargil conflict and war against terror. 

    The brave soldiers of Pakistan had destroyed the nefarious designs of the enemy in all these wars.

    Civil and military officials, politicians, traders, businessmen, media men, relatives, colleagues and others would visit to the residences of martyrs and recipients of Nishan-e-Haider as mark of respect and would present glowing tributes to the defenders of Pakistan.

    The main function of the day in KP would be held at Swabi district where floral wreath would be laid at the grave of great hero of Kargil war, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (NH) and salute would be presented to the celebrated officer of Pakistan Army, who embraced Shahadat near Tiger Hills at Kargil on July 5, 1999.

    Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was the first army officer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who was awarded the prestigious Nishan-e-Haider.

    Rallies and walks would be held in the province for support of the armed forces of Pakistan on Defence Day.

    Debate and patriotic songs competitions have been planned in educational institutions where students speakers would pay rich tributes to defenders of Pakistan including 65 war hero, Major Aziz Bhattai Shaheed (NH).

    Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed (Nishan-i-Haider) had successfully defended the strategic BRB canal near Lahore for five days where he embraced shahadat after being hit by an enemy tank shell on September 10, 1965.

    The newspapers would publish special supplements while Radio Pakistan and TV Channels would air special programs to pay rich tributes to all martyrs of 65 war.

    He said Pakistan had been created after a lot of sacrifices by our forefathers under dynamic leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and we all need to work hard tirelessly in our respective professions to make it one of the greatest countries of the world.


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