DERA GHAZI KHAN

Three-day golden jubilee celebrations of the Defence Day ended here on Monday.

On the third day, Commissioner Saqib Aziz, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Mirza Talpur, Additional Commissioner Coordination Qazi Zaffar Iqbal, DCO DG Khan Nadeemur Rehman and Director Public Relation Wahid Bakhsh Jatoi visited the Photo Exhibitions of Defence Day memories at Arts Council building at Chowk Churratta.

On the occasion, the commissioner said that the nation is proud of the martyrs of 1965 war and their sacrifices. They were not the common people as they set the example of sacrifice for the coming generations in Pakistan.

"We have celebrated Defence Day to pay tributes to them and reiterate commitment to defend the motherland against all kinds of threats to the state. War pictures are describing very clearly that on 6 September, 1965, the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the ever vigilant armed forces, solidly backed by the nation, foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy.

The day was marked special significance in the backdrop of threats being hurled from across the eastern border. The aim was to convey a message of unity in defending the motherland. Commissioner Saqib praised the efforts and arrangements made for golden jubilee celebration.