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Defence day of Pakistan.
6th September Defense Day is celebrated all over Pakistan as a national day (national holiday) in memory of those who were martyred in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 and successful defense of Lahore, Sialkot and other notable cities of the country.
Army officers like Captain Sarwar Shaheed, Major Tufail Shaheed, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed, Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz Shaheed,and Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed gave sacrifices of their life for Pakistan and were awarded with "Nishan-e-Haider" for their acts of exceptional bravery. Nishan-e-Haider is a highest military award given to brave martyres of Pakistan army those who left remarkable examples of bravery and sacrifice for nation and country.
Traditionally on this day the Armed forces of Pakistan display their latest missiles, tanks, guns, army aviation helicopters and other military hardware being currently used by Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Corps, Army Air Defense, Signals, Army Service Corps and Army Medical Corps live on various places. Everyone is allowed to watch these live events. These events are held almost all over the country are also often telecasted live on national and private television channels. National songs and special documents relating to the war of 6 September 1965 and martyred soldiers are read, shown and all who laid down their lives to defend Pakistan are paid due respects. It is narrated before general public how individuals gave sacrifices for the defense of the country and what is the responsibility of youth to come as they are the future of Pakistan.
The change of guard ceremony takes place at Mazar-e-Quaid (tomb founder of Pakistan) Karachi, where the cadets of Pakistan Air Force Academy present Guard of Honor and take charge.
Today in the year 2013 (we all know) that Pakistan is passing through grave problems and perhaps its toughest time in our short history as a country. With uncertainty surrounding all around, we pray from the bottom of our hearts that this phase would pass and "the sooner the better". And hope and pray that the political elite of the country would focus on real issues rather than mere empty promises and statements that have (mostly) happened till date.
God Bless Pakistan and Love Live Pakistan.
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