ISLAMABAD: The nation along with the armed forces will celebrate Defence Day on Tuesday with the sole pledge to continue to “defend” the “geographical” and “ideological” boundaries as well as “territorial integrity” of the motherland.

The day will dawn with gun salute — 31 in federal and 21 in the provincial capitals. Special prayers, especially of those in defence formations, will be held asking for wellbeing and prosperity of the country.

Fateha and Quran Khawani will also be held for those who laid down their lives to serve the nation, opting to embrace the supreme sacrifice.

The main function to highlight the significance of the day will be held at the lawns of General Headquarters (GHQ), where army chief General Raheel Sharif will address the guests inclusive of next of kin of ‘Shuhda’, besides ‘Ghazis’.

People from all walks of life have also been invited to the function.