The nation is observing Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day) in honor of the martyrs who gave their lives in defense of the homeland and its citizens.
Army Chief General Asim Munir attended the major event, which was held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. On the occasion, rich respect was given to the martyrs, and notable figures placed flower wreaths at the martyrs’ memorials.
Former army chief General (retired) Qamar Javed Bajwa, former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee General (retired) Nadeem Raza, Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman, law enforcement personnel, students, teachers, and other members of the community were among the notable individuals who attended the ceremony and laid floral wreaths.
In addition, several occasions incorporating prayers and the recital of the Quran have been planned all around the nation. Additionally, a number of commemorative events will take place at the martyrs’ monuments.
The events are intended to provide a platform for the nation to recognize the valiant heroes and their unflinching commitment and indomitable spirit. “We shall never forget the martyrs of the Pakistan Army, Rangers, Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary, and other law enforcement organizations.”
On the occasion, President Arif Alvi stated that the entire country is proud of its brave martyrs who showed a sense of patriotism and bravery throughout history.
According to a press release from the President’s Secretariat Press Wing, “The nation owes much to the heroism and sacrifices offered by the jawans (soldiers) and officers of our Armed Forces, including the Pakistan Army, Rangers, Air Force, Navy, Police, and other security institutions that made Pakistan’s defense impregnable.”
The president thanked the armed forces for their assistance in eradicating the threat of terrorism and helping their fellow citizens amid pandemics and natural disasters.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked the people, particularly the youngsters, to pay a visit to the monuments and graves of martyrs and lay flowers as a token of love and respect. He said that Pakistan should demonstrate to the outside world just how highly it regards its martyrs.
He said that the purpose of commemorating Martyrs’ Day was to pay eloquent homage to the heroes and show unwavering support for their families.
In a tweet, the prime minister expressed sadness and condemnation for the violence on May 9 and the vandalism of martyrs’ monuments, saying that the events gave the enemy cause to rejoice.
According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee, the tri-services chiefs, retired service officers, and leaders of civil society also paid respect to the martyrs of Pakistan.
They said that Shuhada’s sacrifices are unending and will always serve as an inspiration to subsequent generations.
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