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Defence Day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifices of fallen heroes during the 1965 war. It is observed on September 6 in memory of the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani armed forces.

Pakistan and its armed forces will celebrate the 50th Defense Day this year.

Army personnel rehearse as they prepare for Defence Day ceremony. — APP
Army personnel rehearse as they prepare for Defence Day ceremony. — APP
A tank a an exhibition. — AFP
A tank a an exhibition. — AFP
An Army personnel mans a tank's anti-aircraft machine gun. — APP
An Army personnel mans a tank's anti-aircraft machine gun. — APP
An MG3 and a G3 being set up for exhibition. — APP
An MG3 and a G3 being set up for exhibition. — APP
An Al-Zarrar tank at an exhibition organised by Pakistan Army. -AFP
An Al-Zarrar tank at an exhibition organised by Pakistan Army. -AFP
An Army Aviation helicopter being displayed. — APP
An Army Aviation helicopter being displayed. — APP
Soldiers stand along an anti-aircraft gun. — AFP
Soldiers stand along an anti-aircraft gun. — AFP
Various amall arms on display at an exhibition. — APP
Various amall arms on display at an exhibition. — APP
A camouflage anti-aircraft gun on display. — AFP
A camouflage anti-aircraft gun on display. — AFP
A soldier mans a static anti-aircraft gun. — APP
A soldier mans a static anti-aircraft gun. — APP

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Ahsan Gul Sep 06, 2016 12:54am

Salute to our jawans who gave their lives in sep 1965 for us, for our country so that we can have better living free from India's aggression. Salute to their mothers and families for our shaheeds. We love our armed forces as they are loyal and 24hours ready for our defense.m

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DR Yashfaa RAO Sep 06, 2016 01:22am

Wow.Thanks Pak Army For Everything

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ANA Sep 06, 2016 04:25am

I remember growing up in an army cantonment area every year on Defence Day there were shows organized. Its sad how today a lot of our young generation don't get to see this due to the state of security in the country.

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Masood Sep 06, 2016 09:29am

United determined nation can do miracles as shown by the 1965 war!

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Liberal Overseas Sep 06, 2016 10:00am

My dad always use to take me to this exhibition - Pak Army Paindabad

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sandhu Sep 06, 2016 10:03am

Long live Pakistan. Long live Armed forces of Pakistan you are our defenders and our pride.

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Naxalite Sep 06, 2016 10:03am

Long Live Pakistan

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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 06, 2016 02:55pm

Keep it up and hang on tough.

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Pakistan Zindabad Sep 06, 2016 03:01pm

This is awesome. Thank dawn

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M. Emad Sep 06, 2016 03:33pm

Pakistan should spend more money on Education.

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khanm Sep 06, 2016 04:32pm

The need of the present time defense is to make the defense more adaptable, to be able to respond quickly to the changes in the security environment and the character of conflict, whether it is from within or with OUT...

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Mustafa R. Sep 06, 2016 05:53pm

A grateful nation salutes your immense sacrifices. Pak Fauj Zindabad. Pakistan paindabad.

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Riaz Sep 06, 2016 06:05pm

God bless Pakistan Army and those who serve in it.

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Lahori Kid Sep 07, 2016 01:00am

This is a proud day for me, not only as a Pakistani, but also because I am a son of an army officer who fought in the 1965 war, stationed in Sailkot, a Captain back then in an Armor regiment, who also went on to fight in the 71 war, stationed again in Sailkot but this time as 2nd in command. May GOD bless our Jawans and officers, men and women. Pakistan Zindabad

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ZahidUSA Sep 07, 2016 07:41am

This is nice but Pakistani leaders must develop the understanding that a nation is strong when its people are content with what they have and human rights are upheld for everyone including women and minorities. A nation is considered strong when its people have good health care, high class education system, good job opportunities, and equal justice for all. Most people don't have clean drinking water, average life expectancy is about 59 years, major cities get flooded with a small amount of rain. No sewage system is developed even in major cities. Women get harassed left and right. minorities are considered unequal.
Showing other people guns and nuclear Bombs will never make a nation look strong. People having just basic facilities such as listed above would definitely make pakistan look attractive.

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Muhammad Aamir Khokhar Sep 07, 2016 11:50am

Salute to Pak Army and their families who are sacrificing their today for tomorrow of the nation. Long Live Pak Army. Long Live Pakistan.

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