As the nation commemorates its 53rd Defence Day on Thursday, prominent politicians took to social media to express respect for the country’s veterans.

On the occasion, Director General Inter-Services Press Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor remembered martyrs and their kin.

President-elect and senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Arif Alvi honoured the bravery of Pakistan’s soldiers.

Other political figures revered the fighters for their service to the nation.

Atif Aslam, ISPR team up for Defence Day song

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited the family of Captain Omerzeb who attained martyrdom in Operation Rah-e-Rast