Tuesday, February 7

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Defence Day: (Defence and Martyrs Day being observed)

Islamabad:Defence and Martyrs Day is being observed today (Sunday) to pay tributes to the martyrs and Ghazis and reaffirm commitment to defend the motherland against all threats. It was on this day in 1965 that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy. Special prayers were offered after Fajr in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the country and independence of occupied Kashmir from the cruel clutches of India. Fateha and Quran Khawani are also being held for the martyrs. The day dawned with 31-gun salute at the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute at provincial capitals. Meanwhile, a ceremony in connection with the Defence and Martyrs Day was held here at Naval Headquarters tod...