LAHORE - The Defence Day reminds of sacrifices made to protect the motherland from the enemy, said The Nation Editor-in-Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Dr Majid Nizami at a special sitting held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan in connection with the Defence Day on Friday.

The sitting was presided over by Dr Majid Nizami and organised jointly by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Tehreek-i-Pakistan Workers Trust. Those present on the occasion included Trust Secretary Shahid Rashid, MPA Rana Muhammad Arshad, MPA Dr Farzana Nazir and good number of people.

Nizami firmly opined that Bangladesh would once again join Pakistan. “Our atomic and missile technology is superior to that of India. Displaying confidence and perseverance, we can face any challenge to our sovereignty and integrity,” he added.

Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad brought out the significance of the strategic location of Pakistan. India was dying for being granted the facility to gain access to the Central Asian market, he said. We must first develop a national consensus on the solution of every problem so that we could negotiate every issue with India on the basis of equality.

Col (r) Farrukh observed that the enemies could never be pacified by entreaties. They can only be tackled with power. MPA Rana Tajammal Hussain remarked that character, the positive way of thinking and the sense of sacrifice can overcome the lack of resources.

Maj-Gen (r) Rahat Latif talked about the zeal and zest of the common people during the 65 war. He remarked that we came off with flying colours in this war because the leadership encouraged the masses.