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All set in AJK to commemorate ‘Defence/Martyrs Day today

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK): All is set in Azad Jammu Kashmir to commemorate Defence / Martyrs of Pakistan Day on Thursday (today – September 6) with a renewed pledge to defend the ideological and geographical frontiers of the motherland against all threats.
It was on this day in 1965 when the Indian forces through their cowardly act attempt to cross the international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the valiant armed forces of the country and the nation frustrated the nefarious attempt of the enemy with full vigor.
In Azad Jammu Kashmir the day will dawn with special prayers, at Fajr in the mosques for the stability, defense, progress and prosperity of Pakistan and for the early success of the Kashmir freedom movement, an AJK govt. spokesperson told APP here on Tuesday.
Fateha and Quran Khawani would also be held for the upholding of the status of the martyrs.
All arrangements have been given final touches to observe the Defense Day of Pakistan with great enthusiasm and devotion – coupled with renewal of the pledge to give every kind of sacrifices for the stability, solidarity and prosperity and for strengthening the defense of Pakistan as and when required, official sources said
Special ceremonies to observe the day will be held at various places in AJK including at all ten district head quarters of Mirpur, Havaili, Muzaffarabaad, Bagh, Rawalakot, Palandri, Kotli, Bhimbher, Hattiyan and Neelam valley to pay glorious tributes to the martyrs of the 1965 Indo-Pak war besides other military and civilian martyrs for giving the supreme sacrifices of their valuable lives to safeguard the geographical and ideological frontiers of the country.
In these ceremonies, speakers will pay rich tributes to the brave armed forces of Pakistan and ghazis who responded to a crushing reply and rebuffed the enemy’s attack on Pakistan – who (India) resorted to undeclared war against our motherland in the darkness of the night of this day in 1965.
In Mirpur various special ceremonies will be held under the auspices of various social and political organizations to mark the day.
These ceremony in the city will be hosted by local traders under the fold their respective factions of their organizations.
A mammoth Defence Day of Pakistan rally is being arranged by President Markazi Anjuman Tajran (Ittehad Group) President Ch. Mahmood Ahmed to express solidarity with the entire nation besides the valiant armed forces of Pakistan and the martyrs of Pakistan for laying down the supreme sacrifices of their lives for the defence of inch after inch of the motherland.
Ch. Mahmood told reporters here late Tuesday that since Pakistan runs through the blood of Jammu & Kashmir people same as Kashmir runs through the blood of Pakistani nation, the scheduled observance of the Defence / Martyrs of Pakistan Day will be manifested of the deep rooted love and affection by the people of Jammu & Kashmir dwelling both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and rest of the world, which they have for their ultimate destination – Pakistan, he added.
The Defence Day of Pakistan rally will be staged from in front of Quaid e Azam International Cricket Stadium in Mirpur city at 10.30 and will pass through major city streets holding banner and placards bearing slogans of solidarity with entire Pakistani nation and the brave defence forces of the country, the organizer said.
Similar special ceremonies to observe the day will be held under the auspices of various social, political and public representative organizations to highlight the importance of the day.
Speakers will reiterate the Jammu and Kashmir peoples resolve to continue the struggle for freedom of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian yoke and to translate the whole-hearted dream of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir to Pakistan into reality – since Kashmiris consider Pakistan their ultimate destination in all respect and through their indigenous liberation struggle, they (Kashmiris) were bent upon to achieve the final goal to this direction.
People from various parts of AJK will visit the mausoleums of the martyrs of 1965 war at the places close to their respective home stations including in Jhelum, Gujrat, Rawalpindi districts to offer fateha for the departed souls and the up-gradation of the status of the martyrs in heaven.
AJK TV and all three radio stations of Azad Kashmir Radio Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Tararkheil will air special programs on this occasion highlighting the significance of the Defence Day of Pakistan in the history of the country including the significant role of the valiant armed forces of Pakistan who vigorously foiled the attack of the enemy at the night of this day in 1965.

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