Youm-e-Shuhada being observed today

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army is observing the Youm-e-Shuhada (Day of Martyrs) in recognition to those soldiers who laid their lives for the cause of the motherland, Aaj News reported on Wednesday.

A number of functions to observe the day are being organized at General Headquarters and Corps Headquarters levels at the respective station Wednesday.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will lay a wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by sons of the soil.

Over 2,000 kin and relatives of the martyrs have been invited to attend a function being held at the GHQ, where different speakers would pay tributes to the national heroes.

Similarly, a sizeable number of near and dear ones of the martyrs have been invited to attend the functions to be held at the Corps Headquarters.

Pak Army observes the day on April 30 every year. The first Yaum-e-Shuhada was observed on April 30, 2010.