Pakistan Army observes Martyrs' Day

Published: April 30, 2010
Pakistan Army paid tribute to the brave soldiers who laid their lives in war on terrorism.

Pakistan Army paid tribute to the brave soldiers who laid their lives in war on terrorism.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army observed Martyrs Day on Friday to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect the country from internal and external threats.

Functions, small and large, were held across the country, while functions at General Headquarters in Rawalpidni and Corps Headquarters in the provinces will be held later.

Senior military officers and families paid their respects to martyred soldiers in Pannu Aaqil Cantonment in Sindh.

They laid wreaths at a memorial constructed especially for those soldiers who have laid down their lives in the war on terrorism.

In Dera Ismael Khan, a parade was held to commemorate the fallen.

A large and prestigious ceremony was held in Mingora to pay homage to soldiers who were martyred while eliminating the scourge of militancy from the area.

A large number of school children, senior military officers and relatives of martyrs took part in the ceremony.

This was the first Martyrs Day to be held in Pakistan. The occassion also marks the day a year ago when the Pakistani military moved against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Malakand Division.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (5)

  • Fasih Ali Khan
    Apr 30, 2010 - 12:32PM

    My Tributes to the Martyrs. May Allah Kareem Bless them. Ameen.

    Pakistan ZindabaadRecommend

  • Mansoor Khalid
    Apr 30, 2010 - 3:02PM

    The martyrs of Pak Army need to acknowledged and respected for many years to come. They have sacrificed the most precious thing for our safety. Nations, who do not acknowledge their true heroes, live a purposeless life. We salute our Army for producing such fine individuals who can risk their everything for the safety of this country and its people.Recommend

  • Shahzad Khan
    Apr 30, 2010 - 4:29PM

    Hats Off to our ArmyRecommend

  • Ali Haider
    Apr 30, 2010 - 6:15PM

    Long Live Pakistan Army!
    Aye Rah-e-Haq kay shaheedo, Watan ke hawain tumhay salam kehti hain…Recommend

  • Ali
    May 1, 2010 - 12:53AM

    Long live Pakistan and Pakistan ArmyRecommend

More in Pakistan