Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that nation need the same zeal and commitment today as it exhibited in the 1965 war to defeat the forces of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism. “I am proud that our valiant armed forces are fighting against these scourges with the support of the nation and we remain determined to surmount all challenges to national integrity and security,” the Prime Minister said in his message on the occasion of Defence Day (Sept.6).Expressing complete faith in the people of Pakistan and armed forces, the Prime Minister said,”If we maintain unity in our ranks and remain resolute in the face of the odds facing us, there is no reason why we cannot defeat the nefarious designs of our enemies and overcome the challenges that confront us.”He said as the nation celebrates Defence Day today, it reminds us of the heroic sacrifices rendered by the armed forces for the defence of the motherland.