Defence Day (Youm-e-Difa) is celebrated in Pakistan as a national day on 6 September in memory of those who were martyred in the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965. On this day Pakistan Armed forces successfully defended Lahore, Sialkot and other important areas of the country from foreign aggression which was 5 times bigger than the Pakistani Military. The history of 1965 War is replete with tales of Pakistani Army men rendering supreme sacrifices in the line of duty.

On 6th September 1965, Indian forces attacked Pakistan. The initial thrust on Lahore-Kasur front was soon stalled by the valiant soldiers of Pakistan. M M Alam made a world record as he shot down five enemy aircraft with his F-86 Sabre. Pakistan recaptured Khemkaran.

One of the world's greatest battles of tanks was fought at Chawinda as India opened the Sialkot front with an armoured and three infantary divisions. Pakistan took the war on Indian soil and panic stricken Indian leaders rushed to the UNSC with a ceasefire request. Operation Dwarka had been highly sucessful and inflicted heavy demages on Indian Navy. India suffered immense losses of men and material. However, both sides returned to pre-war positions after Tashkent Declaration in January 1968. The Hallmark of the 1965 war was the united battle put up by Pakistan as a nation which stood by their Armed forces.

Just as the Pakistan Army excelled on the 6th of September 1965, the Fauji Fertilizer Company has performed to the best of its abilities in the corporate sector. A percentage of trained (skilled) man power is acquired by FFC from the retired army personnel, which is efficiently utilized in various positions by the company for a three year contract period.

The Company’s financial position has consistently improved since its inception. Its contribution to National Exchequer in the form of taxes, excise duties, sales tax and development surcharge up to the year ending 2011 was Rs 162,353 million. In 2012 only, the Company contributed Rs.43, 189 million to National Exchequer. This speaks of success of human resources module followed by FFC. On 6th September FFC stands with the soldiers and extends gratitude to the shaheeds who toil their sweat and blood for nation’s fiture.

FFC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions in areas of Education, Health, Disaster Relief and Environment are significant towards the national cause. FFC is striving to incorporate UNGC principles into its strategy and governance for a sustainable business. FFC published its first sustainability report based on GRI Guidelines in 2012. Internationally FFC is well recognized as a member of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA) and United Nation Global Compact (UNGC) New York, USA.

Looking to diversify its outreach FFC moved into other sectors like Banking, Food and a land mark Wind Power Production plant of 50 MW at Jhampir, Sindh. On other side FFC has been proactive in capturing opportunities across the border. In 1993 FFC together with Fauji Foundation participated in establishment of country’s only Granular Urea and DAP complex at Port Qasim, Karachi. The new company, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim, (FFBL) is designed to produce 551,100 metric tonnes of granular urea and 650,000 metric tonnes of DAP. FFC holds 50.88% stake in FFBL.

The Fauji Fertilizer Company will strive hard to perform in the same impeccable manner as it has done for over 3 decades, it will continue to strive for a greener Pakistan and provide a strong economic base to support the Armed forces. The organization has proved that it is not just a stand-alone economic entity but an integral part of society, fulfilling its obligations by sharing its resources for a prosperous society as a whole and melioration of the nation.n