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PAF cadets march next to the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah. —AFP

Nation solemnly remembers the heroes and martyrs of 1965 war

The day began with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Published Sep 06, 2017 04:17pm

Defence Day of Pakistan marking the 52nd anniversary of the 1965 war is being celebrated with traditional fervour and solemnity across the country on Wednesday.

The day began with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan, followed by the change of guards ceremonies at the mausoleums of Allama Iqbal in Lahore and Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi, and a ceremony at the Pakistan Navy headquarters in Islamabad.

A smartly attired contingent of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) cadets assumed the responsibility of security during an impressive ceremony with Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Imran Khalid as the chief guest on the occasion.

Meanwhile, all the formations and units of the Lahore Garrison also observed Defence Day with solemnity and remembrance and paid tributes to the martyrs of 1965 war.

Corps Commander Lahore General Sadiq Ali visited Ravi Siphon near Batapur and laid floral wreath on the monument of 1965 War's martyrs.

The highlight of the day will be a function tonight at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi to pay tribute to the martyrs.

Artillery personnel fire cannon during an event to mark the Defence Day, at Fortress Stadium in Lahore. —Online
Artillery personnel fire cannon during an event to mark the Defence Day, at Fortress Stadium in Lahore. —Online

PAF cadets march at Quaid's mausoleum during Change of Guards ceremony to mark the Defence Day. —Online
PAF cadets march at Quaid's mausoleum during Change of Guards ceremony to mark the Defence Day. —Online

Army Aviation Cobra Gunship helicopter flies past the stands during an event at Fortress Stadium. —Online
Army Aviation Cobra Gunship helicopter flies past the stands during an event at Fortress Stadium. —Online

People take a keen interest in aircraft and weapons displayed at Nur Khan Air Base in Rawalpindi. —APP
People take a keen interest in aircraft and weapons displayed at Nur Khan Air Base in Rawalpindi. —APP

People look at missiles and a fighter jet during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Rawalpindi. —AFP
People look at missiles and a fighter jet during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Rawalpindi. —AFP

A jet fighter drops flares during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase. —AFP
A jet fighter drops flares during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase. —AFP

PAF cadets guard at the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah to mark the country’s Defence Day in Karachi. —AFP
PAF cadets guard at the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah to mark the country’s Defence Day in Karachi. —AFP

Pakistan on September 6 celebrates the 52nd anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India. —AFP
Pakistan on September 6 celebrates the 52nd anniversary of its second war with arch-rival India. —AFP

People look at a F-16 jet fighter during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Rawalpindi. —AFP
People look at a F-16 jet fighter during celebrations to mark Defence Day at the Nur Khan military airbase in Rawalpindi. —AFP

An APC displayed at Garrison Sports Stadium in Hyderabad. —APP
An APC displayed at Garrison Sports Stadium in Hyderabad. —APP