Air Force Day: Pakistan pays homage to the ‘Heroes of War’

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ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating “Air Force Day” on 7 September, after the annual celebration of the Defence Day.

55th Defence Day celebrated around the country with national zeal and fervour on Sunday.

On 6th September 1965, Pakistan’s brave armed forces and the entire nation stood united against the enemy who challenged Pakistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

The day began with the special prayers for the sovereignty of the country and gun salutes. Television and radio channels are broadcasting special programmes and newspapers have published special editions to pay tributes to the heroes of the 1965 war.

In connection with the day, a number of events have been scheduled to be held in Karachi. A ceremony of “Change of Guard” will be held at the Mazar-e-Quaid.

A contingent of cadets from the Pakistan Air Force Academy, Asghar Khan, would take over the guard duties at the mausoleum of the father of nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

A reception in honour of retired personnel and family members of martyred soldiers is scheduled at Malir Cantonment. Senior serving officials of the Pakistan Army will attend the programme.

Floral wreath laying ceremonies will be held at the graves of soldiers and officers martyred over the years.

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