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Defence Day: Pakistan’s cricket fraternity pays tribute to ghazis of 1965 war


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

06th Sep, 2020. 03:56 pm
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Defence Day cricket fraternity

Pakistan is celebrating Defence Day with a renewed promise to protect and safeguard the motherland’s geographical and ideological boundaries at every cost.

Defence Day, an event marked to pay tributes to the ghazis and reaffirms commitment to defend the motherland against all threats.

However, Pakistani cricketers also join in remembering the day to pay tribute to martyrs of the 1965 war.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, current women’s team captain Bismah Maroof, and many others posted messages on social media handles.

Moreover, at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Karachi), change of guards ceremony took place. A contingent of Pakistan Air Force cadets assumed responsibility of guards.

A special event was also held at the Lahore Rangers Headquarters. In Rawalpindi, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument at GHQ.

Furthermore, Fateha and Quran Khawani were also held for the martyrs.

A special ceremony also held at Aiwan-e-Sadr during which President Dr. Arif Alvi will confer military awards upon the officers and soldiers of the armed forces in recognition of their meritorious services to the nation.

The day’s activities also include visiting the families of martyrs as well as monuments built in their memory.

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