Defense and Martyrs Day of Pakistan
ANKARA, 6 September 2021: Pakistan Embassy Ankara today organized an event to mark the Defense & Martyrs Day Pakistan.
In his remarks, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi, highlighted the significance of the Defense & Martyrs Day. He said that on 6 September 1965, Pakistan's valiant Armed Forces and the entire nation stood united to defend Pakistan and defeat an adversary much bigger than its size.
“Defence is a concept which is not just fighting in the field but also making sure that those who are fighting for us are provided the necessary moral and material support,” said Ambassador Qazi. He noted that with the strong support of the Pakistani nation to our valiant armed forces, there is no force on earth that can ever hurt, damage or destroy Pakistan.
“We pledge ourselves to the defense of our dear homeland and will not hesitate from any sacrifice to uphold its freedom, independence and sovereignty,” he added.
Earlier, Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Arshad Jan Pathan, and Defense & Air Attaché, Air Commodore Farooq Haider Tarer, read out messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan respectively.
Pakistani leadership in their messages paid glowing tributes to Pakistan Armed Forces and the resilient Pakistani nation for their immense sacrifices. They noted that 6th September 1965 stands out in history as a symbol of courage, patriotism and commitment shown by the Armed Forces who displayed unprecedented bravery and professionalism, and thwarted the evil designs of the enemy. Pakistani leadership underlined that India has constantly perpetrated terrorism against Pakistan. They demanded that the world must hold India accountable for its rogue behavior. Pakistani leadership urged India to end its atrocities in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and give Kashmiris their right to self-determination as per the UN Security Council resolutions.
Pakistan Defense and Martyrs Day commemorated in Turkey
ANKARA, 6 September 2021: Pakistan Embassy in Ankara held an event today to commemorate Pakistan Defense and Martyrs' Day.
Pakistan's Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi emphasized the importance of Defense and Martyrs' Day in his speech. He said on September 6, 1965 that the heroic Armed Forces of Pakistan and the entire nation stood together to defend Pakistan and defeated an enemy much greater than itself.
Ambassador Qazi said, "Defense is not just fighting on the battlefield, but making sure that the necessary morale and material support is provided to those who fight for us." He stated that with the strong support of the Pakistani nation to our heroic armed forces, no power in the world can injure, damage or destroy Pakistan. "We are putting ourselves out there to defend our beloved homeland and will spare no sacrifice to uphold its freedom, independence and sovereignty," he added.
Prior to this, the Undersecretary of the Embassy, Mr. Arshad Jan Pathan and Defense and Air Attaché Air Brigadier General Farooq Haider Tarer separately read the messages of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
In their messages, Pakistani leaders expressed their deep respect for the Pakistan Armed Forces and the resilient Pakistani people for their great sacrifice. They noted that September 6, 1965 stood as a symbol of courage, patriotism and devotion, showing courage and professionalism unprecedented in history, and foiling the evil plans of the enemy. Pakistani leaders underlined that India consistently supports terrorism against Pakistan. They wanted the world to hold India responsible for their unacceptable behavior. Pakistani leaders urged India to stop its atrocities in the Illegal Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and give Kashmiris their right to self-determination in line with UN Security Council resolutions.