ISLAMABAD: The nation will observe Defence Day of Pakistan on Saturday with traditional zeal and reverence to pay tribute to the martyrs and `ghazis’ of 1965 war.
The day is observed every year on September 6, to pay homage to the brave sons of the soil who rendered supreme sacrifices to safeguard the motherland during the war.
Special prayers will be offered for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of the motherland in all mosques. Wreaths will be laid and `Fateha’ will be offered at the graves and monuments of recipients of Nishan-e-Haider, the highest gallantry award. The messages from respective Service Chiefs will be read out to the troops.
Radio Pakistan will air special programmes, while Pakistan Television and all private TV Channels will also broadcast special programmes to highlight the significance of the day.
Likewise the print media will publish special supplements on the occasion, carrying articles, features and stories of valour exhibited by Armed Forces and the nation.