ISLAMABAD: The nation is observing Defence Day today (Saturday) with zeal and fervor to pay homage to the armed forces of Pakistan who rendered supreme sacrifices to safeguard the motherland.
The Defence Day ceremonies will be held across the country. The day will begin with the graceful change of guard ceremonies to be held at the mausoleums of the Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi and Allama Iqbal in Lahore.
A smartly turned out contingent of Risalpur PAF Academy will take over the duty of guards at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi.
Besides the parade, a floral wreath will be laid on the Quaid’s mausoleum followed by ‘Fateha’.
In Lahore, Punjab Rangers will assume the duty of guards at the Mazar-e-Iqbal where a floral wreath will be laid on the shrine of the national poet and `Fateha’ will be offered.
A ceremony will also be held at the Lahore Ranger Headquarters in which senior officers will lay wreaths on the monument of the martyrs.
Meantime, there will be a huge turnout for the flag lowering ceremony at Wagah Border to show love and commitment towards the country.
It may be mentioned here that the Defence Day of Pakistan is celebrated on 6th September every year in Pakistan to commemorate the sacrifices given by the armed forces during 1956 war.