Defence Day of Pakistan Celebrated
06 September 2015
To commemorate the 50th Defence Day of Pakistan, the High Commission organized a befitting event at its premises today. Community representatives from the sub Saharan Africa, serving and retired army personnel, diplomats, Ulama-e-Karam based in South Africa, local media personnel and citizens of South African attended the function. The programme included speeches highlighting the importance of Pakistan Defence Day, competition of milli naghmey, sung during the 1965 war, and showing related documentaries.
In his address, the High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Najm us Saqib paid rich tribute to the valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan and stated that “celebrating this day helps us in reinvigorating the spirit of patriotism”. “Today, Pakistan is confronted with multiple security challenges but the entire nation, including the Pakistanis living abroad, stand behind their Armed Forces to thwart any designs against the integrity and prosperity of Pakistan”, he remarked. The High Commissioner also commended contributions and sacrifices of Armed Forces in the on-going operation Zarb-e-Azb and underscored Pakistan's unwavering commitment to completing the task.
The High Commission of Pakistan in South Africa has dedicated the month of September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the September 1965 war and to pay tribute to the brave Armed Forces of Pakistan. A series of events have been lined up to honour the services of defenders of Pakistan and to pay homage to the brave Pakistani men and women who laid down their lives while serving their homeland.
High Commission for Pakistan