Defence Day reminds us of heroic sacrifices rendered by armed forces for defence of the motherland: Prime Minister
Islamabad, September 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): As the nation celebrates Defence Day today, it reminds us of the heroic sacrifices rendered by the armed forces for the defence of the motherland. The nation rose to the occasion and proved that the aggressive and nefarious designs of a numerically superior and militarily bigger power could be thwarted through unity, faith and courage. A nation that remains steadfast in its determination and is imbued with love for the country is bound to succeed.
We pay rich tributes to our martyrs and ‘Ghazis’ who displayed sincerity of purpose, gallantry, sacrifice, and courage, which the nation can rightfully take pride in.
September 6 is a day, which represents the nation’s unwavering commitment to unify in the face of grave challenges. We need the same zeal and commitment today as we exhibited in 1965 to defeat the forces of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism. I am proud that our valiant armed forces are fighting against these scourges with the support of the nation. We remain determined to surmount all challenges to national integrity and security.
I have complete faith in the people of Pakistan and our armed forces. If we maintain unity in our ranks and remain resolute in the face of the odds facing us, there is no reason why we cannot defeat the nefarious designs of our enemies and overcome the challenges that confront us.
Pakistan is a nuclear power. We are grateful to Shaheed Zulifkar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s first elected Prime Minister, who launched the country’s nuclear programme and made its defence impregnable. Pakistan does not entertain any aggressive designs against anyone and desires to have friendly and peaceful relations in accordance with internationally recognized principles of peaceful co-existence.
On this occasion, let us reiterate our pledge to safeguard our independence and integrity. Let us commit ourselves to focus our energies for the progress and welfare of our people
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