MIRPUR (AJK): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan and Minister for Information, Tourism and Information Technology Raja Mushtaq Minhas on Wednesday called upon the countrymen to pledge on Defense Day of Pakistan that they would stand shoulder to shoulder with the valiant armed forces of the country for defense of inch after inch of the motherland like they did against Indian aggression this day in 1965.
In their message on Defence Day of Pakistan, September 6, issued Wednesday evening, the president, prime minister and information minister paid rich tributes to martyrs and ghazis of armed forces for their sacrifices rendered for the defence of Pakistan.
They said September 6, 1965, was a very important day in the history of the country when our soldiers successfully defended borders of the country.
In his message, AJK President Sardar Masood Khan said, we were proud of our brave armed forces the way they defended the country in the fateful war of 1965. The nation also salutes to the great sacrifices of the armed forces for defeating the biggest army of the region.
He said our national security faced its greatest danger when India launched her most aggressive attack on Pakistan on 6th September, 1965. We were dragged into a battle of survival against an enemy much larger in size and numbers. The brave people of Pakistan displayed immense courage during this fateful war, 53 years ago. They proved that a nation imbued with the true spirit of Jihad cannot be vanquished even by the mightiest forces.
Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan said the entire nation was proud of the supreme success of its Armed Forces in the war of 1965. We hold in great esteem the valor and gallantry of our warriors and were profoundly indebted to our Shaheeds for showing unto us the path of ultimate glory.
He said the challenges ahead will require of us a much greater national harmony and cohesion. A monumental task both for the civilians and Armed Forces personnel was to dedicate all their energies and abilities to make Pakistan a stable and self-reliant nation.
Minister for Information Mushtaq Minhas said, by the grace of Allah, our officers and airmen were fully alive to the demands of their calling. May Allah give us strength and vision to fulfill our obligations to the nation, he said. He also prayed for the martyred soldiers.