Nation celebrates Defence Day today
Our Correspondent Monday, Sep 06, 2021
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, in their messages, have paid rich tributes to the martyrs, Ghazis and the families of the Shahuda for rendering supreme sacrifices for the defence of motherland on the occasion of ‘Defence Day’ being observed today across the country.
The president has stated that Pakistan, being fully cognizant of developments in its neighborhood, was committed to securing peace, and prepared to thwart any plot hatched to hamper peace. the news reported.
“This brave nation will never compromise on our sovereignty, security and territorial integrity”, Dr Alvi said in his message on the occasion of Defence and Martyrs Day. The president expressed his confidence that the spirit of 6th September had made them stand firm and steadfast against all odds. “Today we are actively fighting a hybrid war being waged against us. I commend the security agencies for their relentless efforts towards exposing the enemy carrying out covert activities”, he added.
The president called upon the world community to come forward and condemn such naked hostilities aimed at sabotaging peace and stability in the region. He emphatically stated that Pakistan would never back away from its principled stand on the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “We stand by the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for the right to self-determination guaranteed under the UN Security Council resolutions”, he maintained.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that India will have to give Kashmiris their due right to self-determination, under the UN Security Council resolutions; sooner the better. “On our part, we will continue to expose the real face of radicalized India”, Imran Khan said in his message on the occasion of Defence and Martyrs Day (September 6).
The prime minister said that due to present government’s proactive diplomacy, the international community was now convinced that the persecution of minorities across India and the atrocities unleashed on innocent Kashmiris in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir must end forthwith. “The saner international elements do recognize our role for peace”, he added.
Imran Khan said that living nations came out stronger and harder in the face of challenges. Pakistani nation stood out too, strong and resolute when the enemy in 1965 War challenged our existence, he added.