Pakistan Observes Defence Day With Simplicity
Simplicity and solemnity marked the 45th Defence Day, being observed across the country on Monday (today) on account of the devastation unleashed by the deluge.
The Day carries special significance in the national history when the entire nation stood by the gallant armed forces to fight against external aggression against the country.
The Day dawned with prayers in all mosques of the country including those in the garrisons. Prayers were offered for the prosperity and strength of the country.
Fateha would be offered for the Shuhada who rendered supreme sacrifices while defending the motherland. To mark the Day, national flag hoisting ceremonies were held at all formation headquarters, units and installations.
The change of guards ceremonies were held at the mausoleums of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi and Allama Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore.