President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain’s Message On the Defence Day of Pakistan
To me it is the moment of pride and pleasure that today on 6th September 2015 we are observing the Golden Jubilee of a morale boosting event of history when the Armed Forces of Pakistan and the entire Pakistani nation not only defended well the frontiers of the country, but also thwarted the enemy’s designs with an unprecedented display of unity and courage. That moment of moral and military victory is today our national asset, which shall ever remain in the annals of history as shining example for all generations to come.
I have no doubt in mind that the Pakistan Movement and the country’s coming into being was the result of an arduous struggle and supreme sacrifices of the people, who happily embraced the difficulties in their way at the call on the Quaid, and valiantly waded through the obstacles. The war of 1965 was amongst one such testing times imposed by the enemy in which the fearless sons of soil proved to the adversary, and the world at large, that Pakistan cannot be cowed down no matter how bigger the size of enemy is. The lesson learnt from the 1965 War was clear that unity and oneness, commitment and courage and spirit of sacrifice if combined together can make a nation invincible and its defence impregnable.
The spirit to sacrifice and will to survive has led to making us a nuclear nation. The Armed Forces of Pakistan are equipped with the professional preparedness of modern day warfare with traditional courage and commitment. They are successfully braving the challenges and frustrating enemy designs on both internal and external fronts. The Pakistani nation stands united against terrorism, hand in hand with the armed forces, civil and military security, law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In the successful Zarb-e-Azb operation Pakistan Army has proved that any kind of threat posed to country’s security and existence will be frustrated. I salute the jawans and officers who laid their lives in the line of duty, I salute the jawans and officers who got injured during this war against terrorism, most of them permanently crippled. I salute the personnel of police, law enforcement and intelligence agencies who sacrificed their today for our future. I salute the children of Army Public School Peshawar and all the citizens who became victim of terror but never budged.
Al-Hamd-o-Lillah, the successes and gains of Zarb-e-Azb have started giving results. The law and order is relatively better than before. The radius of operation has been extended to urban areas and the law enforcement agencies are working on rooting out not only the menace but sources of terrorism. For that, I congratulate the Armed Forces and the law enforcement agencies. At the same time, I would like to reiterate that Pakistan is a peace loving country; it wants peace in the region. However, our desire of peace must not be construed as our weakness. Pakistani nation and its armed forces can go to any extent in securing its borders and safeguarding its sovereignty. The Golden Jubilee Day today is the apt reminder of this unflinching resolve.
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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s Message on the Defense Day of Pakistan
The Defense Day of Pakistan reminds us of the unflinching resolve, determination, courage and bravery of the Pakistani nation. Today we are celebrating the golden jubilee of those memorable events, when our brave armed forces not only successfully defended its frontiers but also thwarted the nefarious designs of the enemy.
The nation today pays its tributes to those martyrs and Ghazis, who added splendid chapters in the annals of our history by setting examples of valour and courage, and did not even hesitate to render the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives.
This same spirit of service to the nation and dedication to duty remains a hallmark of the armed forces. Our brave officers and soldiers following the footprint of their glorious past continue to successfully defend the country from internal and external threats.
The armed forces of Pakistan, besides keeping a vigil on the air, sea and land frontiers, have also played an unprecedented role in addressing internal issues, like terrorism.
The success of the operation Zarb-e-Azb is a testimony that the armed forces of the country are fully capable of meeting any challenge to the national security. The exemplary unity demonstrated by the political and military leadership in curbing terrorism is yet another splendid chapter of our national history.
This display of national unanimity has made it obvious to all enemies of Pakistan that the nation stands united in the face of any threat to national security and integrity. The Pakistani nation, the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies are determined to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from the country.
On this occasion, I would particularly like to salute the courage and valour of all those who laid down their lives and lost their loved ones in the war against terrorism, and were forced to leave their homes and bear material and economic losses. I assure them that their sacrifices would not go in vain. The government and the armed forces of Pakistan are taking all necessary steps for their rehabilitation and early return.
Undoubtly Pakistan is a responsible and peaceful nuclear power. Though, we are fully aware of the conspiracies and tactics of the enemies, we desire to have good and peaceful relations with all our neighbors on the basis of sovereign equality.
I wish to make it clear that we will protect the sovereignty and security of Pakistan at all cost.
On this occasion of Golden Jubilee of Defence Day of Pakistan, I pay tributes to the armed forces, the national heroes and the martyrs as well as reiterate the resolve that there shall be no compromise on the defense of Pakistan.
We remain committed to the modernization and up gradation of professional capabilities of our armed forces and are fully conscious that professional readiness, determination and courage are guarantors of an independent nation.