Minister calls for unity on Defence Day

The government had announced commemorating the Defence Day as Kashmir Solidarity Day


APP September 06, 2019
Rangers march during celebrations to mark the country s Defence Day in Lahore. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine has urged the nation to commemorate the Defence Day with great enthusiasm.

In his message on Thursday, he said a tribute should be paid to martyred soldiers, who sacrificed their lives for the protection of the motherland. He said the aim to celebrate the day was to highlight how people exhibited bravery at critical times and how they were proud of sacrificing their lives for the defence of the country. The minister said September 6 belongs to those national heroes who got the highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider, over their bravery in 1965 war.

He said the government had announced commemorating the Defence of Pakistan Day on Sept 6 as the Kashmir Solidarity Day.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2019.

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