Message by the Prime Minister on the occasion of Defence Day of Pakistan, 06 September 2020
6 September is a day in Pakistan’s glorious history that is commemorated as a symbol of courage, strong will and unmatched spirit of sacrifice by our gallant armed forces. Together with the brave Pakistani nation, our officers, soldiers, sailors and airmen proved to the world, on this day, 55 year ago, that they are ever ready to defend every inch of the motherland no matter whatever the cost. The nation and the men in uniform proved that it’s not the size that matters, but it’s the courage and devotion that matters the most.
With the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A India has not only violated the UN Charter but has also unleashed reign of terror on innocent Kashmiris. Indians are also showing aggressive posture on the Line of Control and such provocations are aimed at diverting the world attention from Indian atrocities in IIOJK.
Pakistan is for peace but this must not be misconstrued as our weakness; world understands that our desire for peace is for economic wellbeing and prosperity of the people of this region. We need to work together for peace and securing a brighter future for our coming generations. The resilient nation and the battle hardened Armed Forces of Pakistan have time and again proved that they are fully capable of defending the country and are fully prepared to meet any kind of eventuality.
On this 6 September, let’s pay homage to our Shuhada and Ghazis, and pledge anew to defend Pakistan, safeguard its security and sovereignty at all costs with the same spirit, undaunted courage, unconquerable and indomitable spirit as was displayed by the Shuhada and Ghazis of 1965 war.
Pakistan Armed Forces Zindabad