On the occasion of Defense Day, a grand ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid to change the guards. A well-armed contingent of Pakistan Air Force took over the duties of the guards. Cadets of Pakistan Air Force Academy Asghar Khan took over the duties of guards at Mazar-e-Quaid. Air Vice Marshal Qaiser Khan Janjua was the chief guest of the function. He visited Mazar-e-Quaid and offered Fateha. Air Vice Marshal Qaiser Khan Janjua inspected the parade. Air Vice Marshal Qaiser Khan Janjua also recorded the impressions in the guest book.
Defense Day is being celebrated with Enthusiasm across the country today. The day started with a salute of 31 cannons in the federal capital Islamabad while 21 cannons were saluted in the provincial capitals.
Remember that the purpose of Defense and Martyrs’ Day is to pay homage to the martyrs and invaders and to express the determination that the motherland will be defended in all dangers. On this very day in 1965, Indian troops crossed the international border in the dark of night to attack Pakistan, but the nation thwarted the nefarious intentions of the enemy.