Brave nations celebrate their National days vigorously while displaying their national valiance and courage. Pakistanis celebrated Defence Day with an exemplary enthusiasm which was duly expressed in the words of the Supreme Commander of our armed forces: “We are ready”! This is an explicit message to all debilitating internal and external forces that our civil and military leadership, our armed forces and our courageous nation is ready to defend the beloved motherland and cast an “unbearable cost” to any “misadventure”. In the wake of Indian uncalled for verbal aggression and excesses at LOC, appreciably our leadership has shown befitting and courageous response at diplomatic and military fronts. So the message from the whole nation is simple: Beware! We are Ready!

AFIA MALIK,

Lahore, September 8.